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  • Indian MSMEs raise concerns over new pricing of Google Workspace Aug 17, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    Indian MSMEs raise concerns over new pricing of Google Workspace

    The new policy would cost Indian MSMEs an additional Rs 2,000-5,000 crore every year for certain services they would never use.

  • Include endorsers, influencers in policy to protect consumers from fake reviews: CAIT Jul 31, 2022 03:36 PM IST

    Include endorsers, influencers in policy to protect consumers from fake reviews: CAIT

    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) also argued that rating of a product or service should be made a part of the policy framework for reviews.

  • CAIT seeks withdrawal of GST on pre-packed food items Jul 20, 2022 07:49 PM IST

    CAIT seeks withdrawal of GST on pre-packed food items

    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) sent a letter to chief ministers and finance ministers of all the states, demanding that the 5 per cent GST imposed on unbranded food grains and other items from July 18 should be withdrawn, a CAIT statement said.

  • CAIT to organise nationwide agitation for simplification of GST laws Jul 17, 2022 03:08 PM IST

    CAIT to organise nationwide agitation for simplification of GST laws

    Many amendments made by the GST Council to the taxation norms are in contradiction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of enhancing the ease of doing business in India, said the traders' body

  • Exclusive | CAIT to submit report on quick commerce dark stores to govt within 10 days: Sources Jul 01, 2022 11:19 AM IST

    Exclusive | CAIT to submit report on quick commerce dark stores to govt within 10 days: Sources

    Dark stores are small warehouses which can hold anywhere between 2,000 and 4,000 stock keeping units and are manned by 5-10 workers. They typically cater to quick commerce orders placed by customers in a radius of 2-3 kilometres

  • Metro Cash and Carry violated government norms: CAIT Jun 30, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Metro Cash and Carry violated government norms: CAIT

    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) urged the government to probe the cash and carry player accusing it of selling to consumers even as it operates a B2B model in India.

  • Traders' body welcomes raids on offices of Amazon's Cloudtail and Appario Apr 28, 2022 03:35 PM IST

    Traders' body welcomes raids on offices of Amazon's Cloudtail and Appario

    The trade leaders alleged that predatory pricing and deep discounting are hurting small retail businesses in India.

  • CAIT, IFA urge government to roll back hike in GST rate on footwear Apr 07, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    CAIT, IFA urge government to roll back hike in GST rate on footwear

    As of January 1, 2022, the effective GST rate on footwear costing below Rs 1,000 has been raised from 5 percent to 12 percent, while the rate for footwear costing above Rs 1,000 was rationalised to 12 percent, down from 18 percent.

  • CAIT terms Amazon's ad campaign 'laughable', says MNC trying to buy media and confuse Indian govt Mar 15, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    CAIT terms Amazon's ad campaign 'laughable', says MNC trying to buy media and confuse Indian govt

    CAIT Secretary-General Praveen Khandelwal and President BC Bharatiya expressed their disdain at how some media outlets had succumbed to Amazon's motives by supporting their advertising, thereby ignoring their "sacred regulatory and fiduciary duty" to only publish what is legal.

  • MNC e-commerce giants violating FDI norms: CAIT Mar 15, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    MNC e-commerce giants violating FDI norms: CAIT

    Releasing a whitepaper on the e-commerce policy, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said e-commerce entities have "structured their relationship as marketplace with sellers in a such a way that they are in a position to control either seller on their platform or the inventory and also escape the scrutiny of the enforcement agencies."

  • CAIT demands 'exemplary' action against Amazon after 5 US lawmakers seek probe Mar 11, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    CAIT demands 'exemplary' action against Amazon after 5 US lawmakers seek probe

    The 24-page letter by US lawmakers confirms in gory detail how Amazon engaged in a "pattern and practice" of misleading conduct that was designed to "influence, obstruct, or impede" the Committee's 16-month investigation into competition in digital markets.

  • Exclusive: UP man claims Shopee selling fake GUCCI, Prada products, cops issue FIR against the South East Asian firm Jan 25, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    Exclusive: UP man claims Shopee selling fake GUCCI, Prada products, cops issue FIR against the South East Asian firm

    The FIR has been issued against Ankit Upadhyay who is heading the India business, Sriram Grivasan, grievance officer, and two directors -- Ashok Gupta and Jayant Goyal besides SPPIN India Pvt Ltd, the registered entity of Shopee in India.

  • CAIT seeks meeting with CCI chairman; appeals to close probe against Amazon, Flipkart soon Jan 23, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    CAIT seeks meeting with CCI chairman; appeals to close probe against Amazon, Flipkart soon

    With CAIT members waiting for the probe to end, they allege to have known the news of transfer of investigating officer Rajinder Kumar.

  • CAIT requests 'work from home' order by DDMA to be reconsidered for small businesses Jan 11, 2022 04:12 PM IST

    CAIT requests 'work from home' order by DDMA to be reconsidered for small businesses

    CAIT also provided an alternate solution suggesting that instead of full closure, offices be allowed to work at 50% capacity, following Covid appropriate behaviour and strict social distancing.

  • CAIT wants GST hike on textiles to be deferred, writes to FM Sitharaman Dec 27, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    CAIT wants GST hike on textiles to be deferred, writes to FM Sitharaman

    It has also demanded that the deadline for filing income-tax returns should also be extended

  • CAIT demands immediate action against Amazon, calls it ‘IPC 420 x2 culprit’ Dec 20, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    CAIT demands immediate action against Amazon, calls it ‘IPC 420 x2 culprit’

    In a statement on December 19, CAIT referred to the recent order by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which imposed an Rs 202 crore penalty on Amazon, adding this concludes that the company is “continuously indulging in deliberate attempt to dodge the laws and policies of the government”

  • CAIT writes to FM against Shopee, alleges FDI violations and Chinese links Dec 16, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    CAIT writes to FM against Shopee, alleges FDI violations and Chinese links

    In November, Moneycontrol was the first to report that Shopee had launched its operations in India and was clocking 1,00,000 orders on a daily basis.

  • CAIT urges Madhya Pradesh CM to order arrest of Amazon officials accused in marijuana case   Dec 12, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    CAIT urges Madhya Pradesh CM to order arrest of Amazon officials accused in marijuana case  

    The government over the past few years intensified efforts to crack down on illicit drugs.

  • CAIT slams transfer of SP investigating 'marijuana sale' on Amazon, threatens stir Dec 02, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    CAIT slams transfer of SP investigating 'marijuana sale' on Amazon, threatens stir

    CAIT has accused the MP government of bowing to pressure from Amazon in transferring Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh

  • SC grants 2 more weeks to Amazon in CCI case over Future Group deal Nov 29, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    SC grants 2 more weeks to Amazon in CCI case over Future Group deal

    CCI had concluded hearing in the matter last week where the central issue was essentially questioning the validity of the 2019 deal between Amazon and Future Coupons

  • 'Aryan Khan was arrested only on basis of WhatsApp chat, so why no action against Amazon officials yet?': CAIT Nov 28, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    'Aryan Khan was arrested only on basis of WhatsApp chat, so why no action against Amazon officials yet?': CAIT

    In a tweet, CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal drew comparisons with the Aryan Khan drugs case and demanded strict action against the e-commerce major.

  • Supreme Court to hear Amazon’s appeal against expedited CCI proceedings on Nov 29 Nov 25, 2021 11:50 AM IST

    Supreme Court to hear Amazon’s appeal against expedited CCI proceedings on Nov 29

    Amazon had moved the Supreme Court in appeal after the Delhi High Court passed an order directing the Competition Commission of India to review the approval granted to the 2019 deal between Amazon and Future Coupons

  • EXCLUSIVE: Singapore's Shopee clocks over 100,000 orders a day in India, emerges as Amazon & Flipkart challenger Nov 25, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    EXCLUSIVE: Singapore's Shopee clocks over 100,000 orders a day in India, emerges as Amazon & Flipkart challenger

    From sticky traps for rats to brass necklaces to Hello Kitty mobile covers, Shopee is heavily focusing on unbranded and fast fashion products besides popular categories like electronics and smartphones in India.

  • Traders body holds protests against Amazon for 'selling drugs, bomb-making chemicals' Nov 24, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    Traders body holds protests against Amazon for 'selling drugs, bomb-making chemicals'

    CAIT has demanded that the government immediately suspend Amazon’s operations, arrest its officials and register a case of treason against the e-commerce giant

  • CAIT holds nationwide protests against Amazon over allegations of selling drugs Nov 24, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    CAIT holds nationwide protests against Amazon over allegations of selling drugs

    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) staged nationwide protests on November 24 against the e-commerce company Amazon for indulging unethical malpractices. The multinational technology company is again in news for selling drugs, chemicals used for bombs in Pulwana and for selling poison on their platform.

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