Ecommerce Marketplace, eBay has urged its sellers to fall in line with the latest government amendment regarding Specific product standards, to avoid violating the law. The new regulation has already come into effect.
“We wish to inform you that the Government of India through its Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Amendment Order, 2016 (“Order”) mandated that no person shall himself or through any person on his behalf manufacture or store for sale, import, sell or distribute Goods which do not conform to the Specified Standard and do not bear the Standard Mark as notified by Bureau of India Standards (‘Bureau or BIS’) for such goods from time to time after obtaining the Unique Registration Number from the bureau,” stated an eBay notification.
eBay upholding the law
eBay reminds us that through its online marketplace www.ebay.in, it merely facilitates the online transactions between buyer and seller and so the seller should follow the stipulated terms and conditions of the ecommerce site. Ebay further adds that it does not want seller listings breaking the law and so it will take action, by the way of suspending an account or legal action against a seller who does not comply.
You can read the new government amendment here.