Interplay of Competition Act in E-commerce sector

Amey Jadhav
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, India

Volume II – Issue I, 2020

The main objective behind the enactment of the Competition Act, 2002 is to maintain the healthy competition in the economy. With the emergence of E-commerce the issues regarding the anticompetitive sale by online platforms is always being highlighted and several cases has been filed in regards with the same. In this article we will see the interplay of the e-commerce giants and Competition Act, 2002. Also the approach of Competition Commission of India with regards to the exclusive agreements, deeper discount offer by the e-commerce giant and the concept of predatory pricing. The article will analyse the difference between supply agreement, different discount policies in the offline and online market. With the help of the case laws and past judicial approach the article will conclude the need of Competition Act and it’s important in e-commerce sector.


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