SC discover to govt on PIL looking for necessary show of ‘country of origin’ on merchandise on e-commerce portals


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 24 

Amid India-China stand-off, a PIL has been filed within the Supreme Court looking for path to the Centre to border a regulation mandating all e-commerce platforms resembling Amazon and Flipkart to show ‘country of origin’ on merchandise they promote to allow shoppers to make knowledgeable choices.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde issued discover to the Centre asking it to reply to the petition filed by Divya Jyoti Singh.

Referring to “influx of junk” from China through e-commerce websites and requires boycotting Chinese merchandise in view of India-China battle in Ladakh, petitioner submitted that the path be issued for formulating a regulation asking all e-commerce business/portals promoting items in India to show the ‘country of origin’ label in a legible method.

As an interim prayer, she demanded that the Centre direct e-commerce portals to allow the characteristic for displaying the nation of origin of all new product listings and repair a time-frame inside which all present listings can be up to date.

According to Section 2(9) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, client rights contains the precise to be told concerning the high quality, amount, efficiency, purity, commonplace and value of products, services or products, because the case could also be, in order to guard the patron in opposition to unfair commerce practices, she identified.

Alternatively, she sought amending of Section 2(9) of the Consumer Protection Act 2019 to say that the patron’s proper shall additionally embrace data on the ‘country of origin’ on merchandise on e-commerce portals.

Non-disclosure of ‘country of origin’ ought to appeal to stringent penal provisions and the Centre shall guarantee strict implementation, she submitted.



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