India sends antitrust strike on Amazon vendor Cloudtail, Appario

India's antitrust body on Thursday sent strikes against two of the top domestic merchants of online retail monster Inc for defying rivalry rules, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

Indian retailers, which form a significant part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aid base, have long fought that Amazon's foundation largely helps some big merchants, with the firm luring in barbaric valuations that harms their organizations.

The organization says that it follows every Indian rule.

The specific idea of ​​the implicit violations that instigated Thursday's strike was not immediately clear. Sources said on the status of ambiguity, the two traders were Cloudtail and Appario, as the details were not public.

Amazon, which has a backhand value stake in both, did not immediately respond to a request for input. Cloudtail, Appario and Controller, Competition Commission of India (CCI) also did not immediately respond to messaged queries.

A source said that the strike was completed in the capital, New Delhi and the Southern Technical Center in Bengaluru in connection with the CCI examinations requested in January 2020.

All things considered, Amazon and rival Walmart's Flipkart faced hostility to cutthroat practices, for example, pushing preferred dealers on the sites and requiring posting by certain merchants.

The organizations deny the trust, and the antitrust test proceeds.

Amazon recently said that it "does not accord special treatment to any dealer at its commercial center," and "treats all sellers in a fair, direct and non-discriminatory manner."

Looking at Amazon's record, a Reuters test run throughout the year shows that it had long granted special treatment to a small group of sellers, including Cloudtail, and used them to circumvent Indian regulations. had to have.

The report shows that Amazon actually helped Cloudtail for a long time by helping some sellers thrive on its foundation, with limited fees and extravagant arrangements with large tech firms.

The counter trust body told a court of evidence supporting a Reuters report that it had found against Amazon.

In August, Amazon and Cloudtail concluded that the final option would be to stop being dealers by May 2022.

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