The merchants physique urged the Centre to take instant cognisance of the matter.
According to the 2020 rule, an entity of any nation, which shares land border with India or the place the useful proprietor of an funding into India is located in or is a citizen of any such nation, can make investments solely by means of the federal government route.
CAIT accuses the Chinese e-commerce firm Shopee of violating the rule.
Shopee is a Chinese e-commerce big which has commenced its operations in India by means of an entity, SPPIN India Pvt Ltd, held by two holding firms, SPPIN I Pvt Ltd and SPPIN II Pvt Ltd, each registered in Singapore, the merchants’ physique claimed within the letter to Sitharaman.
“These two entities are in turn held by another parent company SPPIN Ltd, registered in the Cayman Islands. This complex structuring of entities is nothing but an attempt to hoodwink the Indian government and infuse Chinese funds into India,” the letter added.
“As such, I request you to examine, enquire (sic) and take necessary action as may be deemed appropriate in law against the mobile application, Shopee and the corresponding website, www.shopee.in, and all similarly situated entities, including SPPIN India Private Ltd.”
The merchants’ physique additionally alleged Shopee of being adopting “predatory pricing tactics”, thereby distorting competitors out there.