Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given a clean chit to the Eretailers, marking that the companies are doing business as per the government regulations. Fair trade regulator CCI has dismissed the unfair trade allegations put against 23 sellers and online retailers and has permitted the traders to continue their business. This list of 23 online traders also includes big players such as Ebay India and Amazon Seller Service.
As per the complaint filed at CCI, these 23 online trade engines were trying to allure the customers by following illegal business practices. They were also involved in misleading the customers through unfair business practices, which involved supplying damaged and faulty goods to its customers.
Dismissing all the allegations, CCI stated that it appears allegations are regarding abuse of collective/ group dominance. However, abuse of collective / group dominance is not covered under the ‘(Competition) Act,’ the regulator said in its order dated July 26.
Major complaints were filed against e-retailers including Clues Network, TSG Fashions, One 97 Communications, Jasper Infotech and Cloudtail India etc. the allegations are mainly in the nature of deficiencies in the provision of goods and services and do not bring out any competition issues, stated CCI.
Besides, the Commission noted that the informant has not alleged any anti-competitive agreement and there was no evidence of any such conduct against the e-commerce players. The Commission said no case of contravention of the provisions of either Sections 3 or 4 of the Act is made out against the opposite parties.