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E-tailers in India begin work to list 'country of origin' labels on products


NEW DELHI (Reuters) - E-commerce companies in India like Amazon.com’s local unit and Walmart’s Flipkart have begun to update their back-end systems to allow sellers to identify the country of origin on all new product listings on their platforms, two sources aware of the matter said on Wednesday.

The Indian trade ministry’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), which hosted an online meeting of e-commerce players on Wednesday, wanted the changes to be implemented by the end of July.


The companies, however, said they would need two to three months, according to the sources, who asked not to be named as the discussions were private.


The changes would first be made for new product listings as it was difficult to do this for the tens of millions of products already selling on their platforms, they added.

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