Amazon’s India unit has told sellers they need to provide country of origin information on product listings by August 10, consistent with an email sent by the e-commerce giant to sellers, against a backdrop of brewing anti-China sentiment.
Boycott of Chinese-made
The trade ministry has involved e-commerce sites to call the country of origin beside product listings as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for a self-reliant nation.
In addition, trader groups have involved a boycott of Chinese-made products and New Delhi last month banned 59 Chinese-origin apps and delayed Chinese-made goods at ports after a violent border clash between India and China.
“Failure to supply information within the “country of origin” attribute by August 10, 2020 may cause enforcement action, including suppression of your listing,” Amazon India said during a July 15 email to sellers seen by Reuters.
Amazon asked sellers
Amazon asked sellers to form sure that such information was accurate and updated, adding that they’re going to be “solely responsible” for accuracy of listing information.
Amazon didn’t answer an email seeking comment.
Following pressure from the govt , e-commerce firms like Amazon and its rival, Walmart’s Flipkart, recently began updating their systems to permit sellers to spot the country of origin on all new product listings, Reuters reported previously.
Two-way trade between China and India
Two-way trade between China and India was worth $88 billion (roughly Rs. 6.61 lakh crores) within the financial year to March 2019, with a deficit of $53.5 billion (roughly Rs. 4.02 lakh crores) in China’s favour, India’s widest with any country