Swadeshi Lobby Demands 7-Day Ban On Amazon, Flipkart For Flouting Country Of Origin Rule

Unhappy with the paltry amount of penalty levied by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs (MCA) on Amazon, for not providing the details of ‘country of origin’ of products displayed on its platform, pro-kirana stores and small traders’ lobby groups have demanded a 7-day ban on Amazon.

We believe that fine should be exemplary so that mistakes like this don’t get repeated. But imposing a fine of just INR 25K for not obeying the law is more like compromising with the law. Amazon can go on disobeying the law as for them the amount is very small.” said Praveen Khandelwal, CAIT’s secretary-general of CAIT who also demanded the government to impose a week’s ban on Amazon, continuing - “There has to be an example set. If they are willfully breaking the law, then there is some vested interest.”

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