Amazon fined Rs 75k for not showing ‘country of origin’

The consumer affairs ministry fined Amazon India of Rs 75,000 for not providing the details of ‘country of origin’ of products displayed on its platform. This is the first such penalty that the government has imposed on an e-commerce player under The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodity) Rules.

"If you are willing to close the matter departmentally, you can compound the case as per section 48(1) of the Act on payment for credit to the government an amount of Rs 25,000 each on behalf of each director plus Rs 25,000 on behalf of the company," the legal metrology department wrote to Amazon

Failure to do so will invite legal proceedings, with the agency warning that it will be ‘constrained to initiate’ prosecution against Amazon and all of its directors without further notice.

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