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Legal Metrology Office issued 183 notices to e-commerce entities for violation of mandatory declaration regarding Country of Origin

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Legal Metrology Office issued 183 notices to e-commerce entities for violation of mandatory declaration regarding Country of Origin


183 notices served in last 12 months

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10 AUG 2021 2:27PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubeyin a written reply to a question in LokSabha today informed that the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 under the Legal Metrology Act 2009 provides, in the case of imported products, for mandatory declaration of country of origin, on the digital and electronic network used for e-commerce transactions. Further, the Legal Metrology Act 2009 provides for penal provisions in case of violations and also authorises the State Governments to take action thereon. The Legal Metrology Office of the Department of Consumer Affairs has issued 183 notices in the last 12 months to e- commerce entities for violation of provisions pertaining to Country of Origin.

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