Wine Makers

India Dismisses Competition Complaint Filed By Wine Makers

Fair trade regulator CCI has dismissed a plea filed by global wine firms’ body ISWAI against Andhra Pradesh State Beverages Corp Ltd (APSBCL) and the state’s excise department, alleging discriminatory procedure in the procurement of alcoholic beverages.

In an order dated September 19, Competition Commission of India (CCI) said no prima facie contravention of the provisions of section 4 of the Competition Act is made out against the APSBCL and Prohibition & Excise (P&E) Department of Andhra Pradesh.

Accordingly, the anti-trust regulator disposed of the complaint filed by the International Spirits and Wines Association of India (ISWAI) — an association of international spirit and wine companies having business operations in India.

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