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CCI calls meeting with restaurants’ association and EY for recommendations on e-commerce policy: report

With an aim to seek recommendations on an e-commerce policy, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has called for a meeting with the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and consulting firm Ernst and Young on August 30th, reports the Economic Times. CCI's objective is to seek recommendations from stakeholders on policy options to address the issues of deep discounting and predatory pricing, while “safeguarding both, freedom of trade and innovation incentives of online platforms”.  This report comes weeks after the DPIIT had summoned online food aggregators, including Swiggy, Zomato, Foodpanda and UberEATS for a meeting earlier this month. Restaurants have been facing problems similar to those faced by brick-and-mortar retailers in their tussle with e-commerce platforms, which centre around predatory pricing and deep discounting. MediaNama has reached out to NRAI for comment and will update this story once they respond. It's worth…

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