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Why isn’t the Indian government probing Amazon’s private label strategies, industry bodies ask

Multiple industry bodies in India call for immediate government intervention following Amazon’s tactics exposed by Reuters.

Last week, Reuters published an investigative report revealing how Amazon India has been systematically copying top-selling products using data that is not available to other sellers and manipulating search results to promote these products over those of competitors. Sellers on the platform as well as multiple industry bodies in India have long accused the company of doing this, but Amazon executives have repeatedly denied it, even in sworn testimonies and statements to US Congress. However, the Reuters report exposes how such practices “were part of a formal, clandestine strategy at Amazon." In the aftermath of these revelations, here's what industry bodies are saying: We demand immediate CBI investigation: CAIT Serious offense, needs investigation: Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), called practices highlighted in the Reuters report a "serious offense" and Amazon a "global law offender." CAIT demands the…

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