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Interim Order Passed by CCI Directing Make My Trip & Go Ibibo to List FabHotels & Treebo on Their Online Portal

Lawstreet Journal 17 Mar 2021 10:47pm

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On Tuesday (March 9, 2021) an interim order was passed by the Competition Commission of India that directed Make My Trip and Go Ibibo to allow FabHotels and Treebo to be listed on their online portal. This decision was taking after observing the fact such delisting ultimately affects the competition along with denying access to the significant channels of distribution. 

The Competition Commission of India said: 

The Commission is of the view that denial of access to a dominant online intermediation can be lethal to the functioning of businesses who rely on such intermediaries to reach the end-consumers."

It further ordered, 

"It is in the interest of free market and trade that injunctive orders are called for in this matter and the Commission finds it a fit case to exercise its discretion to allow interim relief in the matter, till further orders. The Commission notes that FabHotels and Treebo have primarily prayed for a relisting on the MMT-Go portals for attaining visibility. Accordingly, MMT-Go is directed to allow FabHotels and Treebo to be listed on its online portals.” 

The interim order was passed by the CCI bench which comprised of Chairperson Ashok Kumar Gupta, Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi and Sangeeta Verma. 

Background of the Case

The order was passed when an application was filed by FabHotels and Treebo under Sec 33 of the Competition Act, 2002. They alleged that a confidential commercial agreement was formed between Make My Trip and OYO. As per the said agreement, Make My Trip was supposed to give preferential treatment to OYO on… Continue Reading...


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