'Country of origin' compliance adds to worries of e-commerce sellers

Many of the online sellers are struggling even to follow the compliance of providing information related to the maximum retail price and best before date of products, according to LocalCircles

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According to the survey by LocalCircles, only 65 per cent of consumers could find MRP information on e-com sites

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Many online sellers on various e-commerce platforms have not been able to comply with the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodity Rules 2017 (PCR 2017) amendment and display ‘best before date’ for products and in some cases even the maximum retail price (MRP), according to community-led social media engagement platform LocalCircles. 

It said the new rules brought by the government for these sellers to display ‘country of origin’ will not happen, and if it does, it will not be accurate. 

“Hence, the government should look at mandating — for all packaged products — display of image of the ‘principal display panel’. It must give

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First Published: Aug 27 2020 | 7:47 PM IST

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