A group’s lawyer, Chanakya Basa during a release on Saturday said thus- “A group of people who represent online sellers in India will appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) ruling in favor of Walmart-owned Flipkart.

All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA) represents more than 3,500 online sellers, and they went on to complain that Flipkart was using its dominant position to favor only select sellers. The CCI went on to reject this argument in November.

The CCI said that Flipkart or Amazon didn’t break any regulations by selecting merchants and brands.

Basa told Reuters that AIOVA would appeal to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on Monday against the CCI decision. 

In a statement, Basa said thus- “We firmly believe that we have filed adequate information to prove the existence of a prima-facie case which the Hon’ble Commission has failed to take into account. Hence, we are filing this appeal.

AIOVA also brought a similar case against Amazon and alleged that it favors merchants that it partly owns, such as Cloudtail and Appario.

According to Morgan Stanley, India is an emerging e-commerce market and has almost 500 million Indians using the internet in 2018. The market is also tipped to grow to $200 billion (roughly Rs. 14 lakh crores) in a decade.


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