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Traders’ body accuses e-commerce biggies of violating rules

CAIT complains against the E-commerce biggies (IANS)

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has asked the government to take immediate action against e-commerce entities including Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, Swiggy and others.
In a communication sent to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, CAIT demanded immediate action against the e-commerce giants.
"It is a case of daylight robbery of e-commerce entities in India and therefore demand immediate action against the erring e-commerce portals and online mechanism providers," CAIT said.
"It is a pity that particularly in e-commerce every guidelines, Rules & Regulations, Laws and policies are being flouted openly and no department has so far taken any cognizance of compliance issues resulting in a highly vitiated and mess like e-commerce trade of India," CAIT said.
CAIT said that Rule 10 of Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 provide that e-commerce entities should have to display name and address of the manufacturer, name of the country of origin, common/generic name of the product, net quantity, best before/use by date (if applicable), maximum retail price, dimensions of the commodity, etc.
This rule was introduced in June 2017 and provided a transition period of six months thereby its implementation from January 1,2018 but even after a lapse of three years, the above rules are not being complied by e-commerce companies prominently by Amazon, Flipkart, etc, the traders' body said.