E-commerce websites like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal have to make sure that the nation of origin is displayed on imported merchandise bought on their platforms, the Centre advised the Delhi Excessive Courtroom as we speak.
The submission was made in an affidavit positioned earlier than a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan by the central authorities which mentioned that based on the Authorized Metrology Act and Guidelines e-commerce websites have to make sure nation of origin is displayed on the “digital and digital community used for e-commerce transactions”.
The affidavit, filed by way of central authorities standing counsel Ajay Digpaul, additionally said that enforcement of the foundations was the accountability of the states and union territories.
Mr Digpaul mentioned that every time any violation is noticed, motion is taken by the authorized metrology officers of the involved state or union territory in accordance with regulation.
“The mandatory advisory/path to all e-commerce entities with a replica to the Controller of Authorized Melrology of all States/UTs have been issued to make sure the compliance of the provisions of the Act and Guidelines,” the affidavit mentioned.
The affidavit has been filed in response to a PIL searching for instructions to the Centre to make sure that the identify of the manufacturing nation is displayed on merchandise being bought on e-commerce websites.
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