CAIT seeks action against Amazon, Zomato, Flipkart and Swiggy for ‘daylight robbery’. In a correspondence sent to Union Trade Minister Piyush Goyal, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) sought immediate action against e-commerce entities, including Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, Swiggy and others.

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“It is a case of daylight robbery of e-commerce entities in India. Therefore demand immediate action against the erring e-commerce portals and online mechanism providers,” said CAIT.

Also, CAIT accused Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, Swiggy and several other e-commerce entities of breaching the mandatory show of Country of Origin and Producer. Seller information of goods sold through their respective e-commerce portals as mandated by the Consumer Protection (E Commerce) Rules, 2020, Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Act, 2011 and Food Safety & Standards Authority Guidelines, 2011.

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CAIT has asked Goyal to take action against Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, Swiggy and others, including e-commerce organisations.

“It is a case of daylight robbery of e-commerce entities in India. Therefore demands immediate action against the erring e-commerce portals and online mechanism providers,” CAIT said.

In a correspondence to Goyal, CAIT National President B.C. Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that e-commerce entities conducting business in India. Including Amazon, Flipkart and others, violate the mandatory conditions set out in the above Acts very seriously.

“It is a pity that particularly in e-commerce every guidelines, Rules & Regulations, Laws and policies are flouting openly. Also 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.

Bhartia and Khandelwal claimed that Rule 10 of the 2011 Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules provides that e-commerce entities should be required to show the name and address of the producer, the name of the country of origin, the product’s common/generic name, the net quantity, the best before/use date (if applicable), the maximum retail price, the size of the commodity, etc.