E-commerce companies including Amazon and Flipkart have decided to display ‘country of origin’ on their new products, NDTV quoted government sources as saying. The report said that the decision has been made after a video conference between government officials and e-commerce companies on Wednesday. Earlier the government had decided to make it mandatory for sellers to display the ‘country of origin’ while listing their products in the Government e-Marketplace – a state-run online portal. It also made it mandatory to mention the percentage of Indian content in the products.
The report said no order has been issued to apply the same rules to e-commerce companies but they have decided to do it within two weeks. Earlier the RSS had also demanded that the rule to display the ‘country of origin’ should be made mandatory for e-commerce platforms like Amazon too. The Confederation of All India Traders or CAIT had welcomed the decision. India and China have been involved in a standoff for the last many days which also led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers in Ladakh. Following the clash, the railways that had given a Rs 471-crore contract to a Chinese firm was asked to leave for failing to keep the deadline.