CCI dismisses complaint filed by global wine makers' body against AP Beverages and Andhra's excise dept

Updated: Sep 29 2022 11:25AM

New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) 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.