The government has set an August 1 deadline for e-commerce companies to update their product’s country of origin. But many companies are already giving information about this. Know which companies are doing this.
- August 1 deadline for e-commerce companies to update product country of origin information
- Mintra, Snapdeal, Flipkart, Pepperfry, and BigBasket are giving information on the country of origin in many products.
- The online retailer asked for 3-4 months to complete the process.
- He argued that information about millions of sellers and crores of products could not be updated in a few weeks.
From August 1, it will be necessary to tell from New Delhi e-commerce companies where the product they are supplying is made. But many companies have already started giving this information. These include several companies including Mintra, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) said on Wednesday that all e-commerce companies will have to update the country of origin of all their new product listings by 1 August. This initiative has been taken to promote local products.
About two weeks ago, leading e-commerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal had a meeting with DPIIT in which they agreed to display Country of Origin on their products sold online. According to Ravinder, Joint Secretary at DPIIT, the department has suggested companies to update about the current listing by September. But no timeline has been set for this yet.
Many companies are already giving information,
Walmart company Mintra is giving information on the Country of Origin under the View Supplier Information on its product page. Similarly, many details of Snapdeal’s listings are also showing updated details by sellers. Flipkart is also giving information about the country of origin of many products. Similarly, Pepperfry and BigBasket are also providing information on many products about where they are made.
the online retailer sought 3-4 months to complete the process. He said that information on millions of sellers and crores of products cannot be updated in just a few weeks. Demand for a boycott of Chinese products has arisen in the country due to the ongoing tension along the border with China. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also called for Vocal for Local to promote local products. The government recently banned 59 apps from China. Earlier, FDI policy was also changed in April. Under this, government approval has been made mandatory for investment proposals coming from neighboring countries, especially China. Its purpose was to prevent Indian companies from opportunistic acquisitions of China in the Corona era.