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  • Maharashtra’s new COVID-19 lockdown guidelines: CAIT suggests reduced shop timings instead Apr 06, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    Maharashtra’s new COVID-19 lockdown guidelines: CAIT suggests reduced shop timings instead

    CAIT suggested that instead of a full lockdown, the shop timings in Maharashtra should be reduced from 11 am to 5 pm.

  • CAIT objects to DPIIT meeting with ecommerce officials under chambers banner Mar 22, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    CAIT objects to DPIIT meeting with ecommerce officials under chambers banner

    "It is perfectly fine for DPIIT to meet any of these executives under their own company's banner, but deeply problematic for them to be allowed to pass off their machinations under the holy banners of CII, NASSCOM, Assocham, PHDCCI, NASSCOM, FICCI, etc.," Confederation of All India Traders said.

  • Need stricter regulations for FDI in e-commerce, domestic retailers tell government Mar 17, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Need stricter regulations for FDI in e-commerce, domestic retailers tell government

    The government has lined up more meetings on the issue of FDI in e-commerce and whether e-marketplaces are bending the rules. On March 19, the DPIIT will meet with industry bodies FICCI, CII and Assocham, while on March 25, it will sit down with e-marketplaces like Flipkart and Amazon India.

  • CAIT demands restoration of MSME status for 8 crore traders Mar 14, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    CAIT demands restoration of MSME status for 8 crore traders

    The government in June 2017 removed retail and wholesale traders from the MSME category forcing the players either borrow at a higher rate or from informal financial sources, CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal told PTI.

  • Bharat Bandh on February 26: CAIT protests rising fuel prices, E-way bill and GST Feb 25, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh on February 26: CAIT protests rising fuel prices, E-way bill and GST

    Here is all you need to know about the Bharat Bandh called by CAIT on February 26

  • Over 8 crore traders to participate in Bharat Band protest on February 26: CAIT Feb 22, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    Over 8 crore traders to participate in Bharat Band protest on February 26: CAIT

    The business community which was enthusiastic about the goods and service tax (GST) system when it was introduced now feels depressed because of wide complications in GST compliance and imposition of huge penalties even for small unintentional errors.

  • CAIT writes to PM Modi about GST issues, alleged violation of e-commerce rules by e-tailers Feb 22, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    CAIT writes to PM Modi about GST issues, alleged violation of e-commerce rules by e-tailers

    In its letter to the prime minister, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) called for setting up of a "special working group" at the central level comprising senior officials, CAIT representatives and independent tax experts to review the GST structure and make recommendations to the government.

  • CAIT demands ban on Amazon's e-commerce operations in India Feb 19, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    CAIT demands ban on Amazon's e-commerce operations in India

    CAIT Secretary-General Praveen Khandelwal demanded an "immediate ban on Amazon's portal and its operations in India" and an investigation against the company in a time-bound manner.

  • Report finds Amazon flouting Indian laws | In conversation with CAIT’s Praveen Khandelwal Feb 18, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Report finds Amazon flouting Indian laws | In conversation with CAIT’s Praveen Khandelwal

    Taking its fight against e-commerce majors Amazon and Flipkart to the next level, trader body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced it will be launching a nationwide agitation from January 26 with sit-ins at up to 1,500 locations. Praveen Khandelwal tells Priyanka Sahay why it is important and what legal actions the industry body is contemplating.

  • Commercial markets across India to remain shut on February 26: Traders' body CAIT Feb 18, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    Commercial markets across India to remain shut on February 26: Traders' body CAIT

    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said dharnas (protests) will be held nationwide in 1,500 places demanding the Centre, state governments and the GST Council to keep in abeyance the ”draconian” provisions of GST.

  • Amazon India head assuages employee concerns, says company has 'always been compliant with all Indian laws' Feb 18, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Amazon India head assuages employee concerns, says company has 'always been compliant with all Indian laws'

    According to a detailed report by international news agency Reuters, which has quoted documents dated between 2012 and 2019, Amazon has circumvented Indian laws which only allow marketplace models, on multiple fronts.

  • CAIT to organise mass agitation to protest against anti-competitive practices of Amazon: Praveen Khandelwal Feb 18, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    CAIT to organise mass agitation to protest against anti-competitive practices of Amazon: Praveen Khandelwal

    In order to abide by the laws on papers, Amazon in February restructured its partnership with companies such as Catamaran Ventures through which it runs a venture called Cloudtail, one of its preferred vendors.

  • Fresh trouble brews for Amazon soon after it announces plans to manufacture in India Feb 17, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    Fresh trouble brews for Amazon soon after it announces plans to manufacture in India

    Amazon is known to be having a set of preferred vendors who get a majority of the business generated by the e-commerce giant.

  • CAIT alleges Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato and Swiggy of flouting rules Jan 25, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    CAIT alleges Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato and Swiggy of flouting rules

    Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that Rule 10 of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, provides that e-commerce entities have to display details of the manufacturer, 'country of origin' and common/generic name of the product, MRP, and dimensions of the commodity, among others.

  • Indian trade union files petition against WhatsApp and Facebook for arbitrary privacy policy Jan 16, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Indian trade union files petition against WhatsApp and Facebook for arbitrary privacy policy

    As per CAIT, WhatsApp has been fraudulently collecting personal user data.

  • Traders ask govt to ban WhatsApp and Facebook Jan 10, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    Traders ask govt to ban WhatsApp and Facebook

    WhatsApp is to implement its changed Privacy Policy from next month in India which will force people using WhatsApp to accept the changed terms if they want to avail the usage of WhatsApp or else they will have to delete the WhatsApp from their mobile.

  • CAIT asks ED to take 'strict action' against Amazon for alleged violation of laws Dec 06, 2020 08:19 PM IST

    CAIT asks ED to take 'strict action' against Amazon for alleged violation of laws

    CAIT claimed that despite the constant violations no action has been taken against Amazon because of which 7 crore traders of the country along with the workers and people connected to them are feeling cheated and left out.

  • E-commerce firms monopolising market by violating FDI policy: CAIT to PM Narendra Modi Nov 29, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    E-commerce firms monopolising market by violating FDI policy: CAIT to PM Narendra Modi

    CAIT in its letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the absence of concrete action against big e-commerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart has led to a roadblock for small businesses to run their operations online

  • CAIT demands 7-day ban on Amazon for violating country of origin rule Nov 27, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    CAIT demands 7-day ban on Amazon for violating country of origin rule

    The CAIT said the fundamental of levying the fine is to make offenders realise for not committing the same offence any more. However, the paltry monetary penalty has no significance at all

  • CAIT seeks action against Amazon for alleged FEMA violation Nov 04, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    CAIT seeks action against Amazon for alleged FEMA violation

    Trading body writes to Union commerce minister saying that Amazon violated FEMA norms and amassed Rs 40,000 crore. It also accuses the company of trying to illegally acquire Future Retail Ltd.

  • Deep discounts by Amazon, Flipkart destroying business, will stage street protests if govt does not act: Trader’s body Oct 30, 2020 02:29 PM IST

    Deep discounts by Amazon, Flipkart destroying business, will stage street protests if govt does not act: Trader’s body

    The trader association’s members will shut shop and take to the streets if the government does not act against Amazon and Flipkart for what he says are violations of trading practices by the e-commerce platforms, says CAIT National Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal.

  • CAIT urges government to probe Chinese investments in Indian startups Aug 30, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    CAIT urges government to probe Chinese investments in Indian startups

  • IPL 2020 sponsorship | CAIT complains to BCCI, says China’s Tencent major stakeholder in Dream11 Aug 19, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    IPL 2020 sponsorship | CAIT complains to BCCI, says China’s Tencent major stakeholder in Dream11

    Fantasy gaming platform Dream11 on Tuesday won the Indian Premier League (IPL) title sponsorship rights with a bid of Rs 222 crore, replacing Chinese mobile phone company Vivo for a four and a half month deal.

  • Confederation of All India Traders to launch 'China Quit India' campaign on August 9 Aug 06, 2020 10:08 PM IST

    Confederation of All India Traders to launch 'China Quit India' campaign on August 9

    The drive will be held in around 600 cities of the country under the banner of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which has 40,000 trade associations and seven crore members across India as members, CAIT said in a statement.

  • Indian alternative to Chinese goods during festive season to be available, CAIT says Jul 09, 2020 09:36 AM IST

    Indian alternative to Chinese goods during festive season to be available, CAIT says

    Elaborate plans have been made to ensure all festivals from Rakhi in August to Diwali in November will be celebrated using Indian goods, said Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General, CAIT.

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