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Is e-commerce really hurting competition?

As allegations of anti-competitive practices like vertical restraints by e-commerce firms become more frequent, the CCI's "light touch" decision-making approach for the sector is likely to change

Arvind Mayaram Garima Sodhi & Siddhant Puri 

At a time when Jeff Bezos has announced that Amazon would invest $1 billion in “digitising small and medium businesses” in India, the e-commerce sector has come under the spotlight once again: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) conducted a market study on goods, food services and accommodation segments and started investigation against Amazon and Flipkart over alleged anti-competitive practices.

With increasing footprint of e-commerce in the consumer market, the recent cases against the two companies have evoked a lot of interest. As e-commerce becomes a growing and ...

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First Published: Fri, February 07 2020. 00:07 IST
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