A group representing online marketers in India will appeal against the Competition Commission of IndiaS (CCI) in favor of Walmartproprietary FlipkartThe group’s attorney, Chanakya Basa, said in a statement Saturday.
The entire Association of Online Sellers of India (AIOVA), representing over 3,500 online sellers, had complained that Flipkart was using its dominant position to favor select sellers. The ITC had rejected this argument in November.
The JRC had said Flipkart as well as Amazon It did not break regulations through its selection of merchants and brands.
The AIOVA will appeal to the National Society Laws Appeal Court on Monday against CCI’s decision, Basa said. Reuters.
“We firmly believe that we have presented adequate information to demonstrate the existence of a prima facie case that the Honorable Commission has not considered. Therefore, we are filing this appeal,” Basa said in a statement.
AIOVA also brought a similar case against Amazon, claiming that it favors merchants it partly owns, such as Cloudtail and Appario.
India has a thriving e-commerce market, with almost 500 million Indians using the internet in 2018. The market is set to grow to $ 200 billion in a decade, according to Morgan Stanley.
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