Tradeshows: New Regulations Challenged in Court

8 years, 2 months ago - April 09, 2014
Center Swami Vivekananda calls for a Judicial Review of the decision of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Consumer Protection to restrict the criteria for the organization of exhibitions and trade fairs.

Since 1 January 2014, new regulations governing the organization of exhibitions, trade fairs and book markets are in effect. The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Consumer Protection prohibits the holding of these events during the months of March, May, July, September, November and December. 

This decision sparked an protest among event organizers who believe they will suffer huge losses. Posted Promo, an event company that is associated with the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in this lawsuit, describes the selected month for holding exhibitions and trade fairs "peak periods".

Towards the center Swami Vivekananda at Domaine Les Pailles expects its turnover will experience a 52% decline through such a measure. Hence his decision to seek a judicial review. 

Cader Sayed-Hossen, Minister of Industry, Trade and Consumer Protection, in a statement to Defi Media, January 21, 2014, had argued: "We have noticed a proliferation of fairs. There was a need to balance between these events and the traditional trade. [...] There has been misused by some salons where there are all kinds of products as the concept we want to respect a specific theme. There is a violation of some traders who participate in many fairs in different companies. "

 

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