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India Business Bulletin (June 2021)

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Department of Consumer Affairs) on June 21, 2021 has proposed amendments to Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020. The broad proposal includes mandatory registration of e-commerce entities with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“DPIIT”); mentioning importer details along with country of origin; bar on e-commerce companies to display or promote any misleading advertisement on their platform; ranking for goods and services; prohibition on flash sales and mis-selling of goods/services; appointment of Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Contact Person and Resident Grievance Officer etc. Comments and suggestions have been sought till July 06, 2021.

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