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Walmart's Flipkart tells court it offers lower fee if sellers cut prices

Flipkart and Amazon are in a court battle against the CCI bid to restart an investigation into their business practices, after a judge in early June dismissed the companies' pleas.

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India’s foreign investment law for e-commerce says "entities providing (a) marketplace will not directly or indirectly influence the sale price of goods or services"

Aditya Kalra & Abhirup Roy | Reuters New Delhi
Walmart’s Flipkart sees nothing wrong in offering to cut charges for sellers on its platform if they lower product prices, its lawyer told a court on Monday, drawing protest from a retailer group challenging the practice.

Flipkart and Amazon are in a court battle against the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) bid to restart an investigation into their business practices, after a judge in early June dismissed the companies' pleas.

Both Flipkart and Amazon have for years battled accusations from brick-and-mortar Indian retailers that they bypass the foreign investment law by favouring some sellers and influencing prices of products, which are prohibited.

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First Published: Jun 22 2021 | 1:32 AM IST

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