Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CCI rejects complaint against air cargo agents' body

New Delhi:The Competition Commission has dismissed allegations of unfair business practices made against Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) and its office bearers with regard to implementation of Cargo Accounts Settlement System.

The complaint was filed by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

It was alleged that ACAAI and its office bearers (opposite parties) were colluding and collectively boycotting business with airlines that sought to implement Cargo Accounts Settlement System (CASS) -- a web-based online billing and settlement system -- in India.

It was further alleged that the conduct of the opposite parties limited the supply of air cargo transportation services in India in blatant contravention of Section 3 of the Competition Act.

Section 3 pertains to anti-competitive agreements.

Noting that IATA "has failed to furnish any material that could prima facie suggest an agreement" amongst the opposite parties, CCI said in an order, dated September 12, that no prima facie case of contravention of the provisions of Section 3 of the Act is made out against ACAAI and its office bearers.
19/09/17 Outlook