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India: Court rejects AB InBev’s plea to put New Delhi ban on hold

 |  September 3, 2019

According to a report from Reuters, an Indian court on Tuesday, September 3, rejected a request from Anheuser-Busch InBev to stay a three-year sales ban imposed by New Delhi city authorities, dealing another setback for the world’s largest brewer in one of the country’s key markets. 

Authorities in New Delhi barred AB InBev in July from selling its beer in the New Delhi market on allegations of evading local state taxes. The company has denied the allegations. 

The state’s excise commissioner, who is already hearing an appeal against the ban order, had rejected a request from the company to hold off implementing the ban, Reuters reported last month. 

The company’s plea against the city government was heard at the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, where Justice Navin Chawla declined to give any immediate relief and said the appeals process before the state authorities must first be completed.

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