A group of e-commerce companies including Amazon India and Flipkart have decided to show ‘country of origin’ on their new products and they will start doing so within 2 weeks.
For the past few days, due to the tension between India and China, we are getting to hear something new every day. Emotions like ‘Made in India’ and ‘Boycott China’ are also gaining momentum in India. In such a situation, a new news has emerged, where it is learned that e-commerce giants in India such as Flipkart owned by Amazon India and Wallmart are asking retailers on their platforms to list their country of origin on products. Sources familiar with the news said that a video conferencing meeting of online retailers took place to discuss this, which was hosted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of the Federal Ministry of Commerce.
NDTV has also reported that a group of e-commerce companies including Amazon and Flipkart have decided to show ‘country of origin’ on their new products and they will start doing so within 2 weeks. The move follows the rule being implemented for retailers on the e-marketplace portal operated by the state government.
The move comes after China pulled out India-made products and clashed between the two neighbors at India’s disputed Himalayan border site.
However, on the definition of “country of origin”, companies have asked the government to clarify their stand, as some products are assembled in India, but their components are imported from China or any other countries.
As per Bloomberg report, Amazon India and Flipkart agree to ask their retailers to display country of origin for all products.