By Aditya Kalra and Mayank Bhardwaj
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last year ordered an investigation into whether Monsanto had abused its dominant position as a supplier of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds. (http://bit.ly/2AJ39ih)
Monsanto responded to CCI's queries in August, but only after eight reminders issued between April 2016 and May this year, the watchdog's November order showed.
"The commission hopes and trusts that full cooperation shall now be provided," the CCI said in its order dated Nov. 14.
"This order is related to a procedural matter and is subject to further orders from the Delhi High Court," he added.
Monsanto is locked in a battle with Indian seed maker, Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, one of the complainants at the CCI.
That battle sparked a series of government moves that prompted the world's biggest seed company to withdraw from some businesses in India, one of the world's most important seed markets, Reuters reported earlier this year. (http://reut.rs/2jbDq80) (http://reut.rs/2ncBknn)
(Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj; Editing by Mark Potter)
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