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Govt sends notice to Flipkart Amazon for not label product country of Origin


Pujo's sale on Flipkart and Amazon has started in earnest. The two sites are offering huge discounts, cashback and more on different products. But in the meantime, the government has sent notices to both the companies on Friday to conceal the information. The notice has been sent on behalf of the Consumer Cases Department. Complaining on behalf of the government, Flipkart and Amazon do not show urgent information about the items sold on their platform and in which country they originated.

In addition to sending notices to Amazon and Flipkart, the department has asked state governments to monitor e-commerce companies to ensure they comply with all regulations. Although the two sites have not commented on this. The Consumer Affairs Department has asked all e-commerce sites to comply with the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules. Amazon and Flipkart have been asked to respond to the notice within 15 days.

According to the notice, according to the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011, the mandatory declaration that should be included in the digital platform is not included in these two e-commerce sites. Flipkart India Pvt Ltd and Amazon Development Center India Pvt Ltd have been asked to include this mandatory announcement on their platforms immediately.

According to the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, an e-commerce site has to specify the country in which a product is made. This information is not wrong, its responsibility rests with the manufacturer or seller or dealer or importer. State governments have also been asked to keep an eye on the matter. This rule has been in force since 2016. But this time the government has tightened the rules for e-commerce sites to comply with this rule. It is believed that the recent trend of boycotting Chinese products across the country has resulted in the government being so strict.

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