Amazon India to meet govt officials over ‘Country of Origin’ penalty

Amazon’s executives are expected to meet with the government officials from the Consumer Affairs Ministry early next week i.e. January 11 over the issue of violating the ‘country of origin’ norms. The officials seek an exemption from paying the fine for not following the rules.

This development comes after Delhi HC last month had asked the centre to verify if the ecommerce players like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal were displaying the ‘country of origin’ for products.

The new rule announced was that ecommerce entities have to do the mandatory listing of ‘country of origin; for products listed on its websites. After which Amazon was slapped with a fine of 25K for not abiding the rules.

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