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Latest Updates on E-Commerce and Licensing – October 2021- Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing E-commerce standards must balance the interests of all the stakeholders The rules are meant to serve for a long time, said the commerce and industry minister, Piyush Goyal. The comment came after it was reported that several government agencies had voiced their concerns over the proposed consumer protection guidelines for e-commerce. “I have to protect everybody’s interest and balance consumer interest, e-commerce (players’) interests, retailers’ interests. Everybody’s interest…

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Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 – Proposed Amendments (2021)

Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 – Proposed Amendments (2021)

INTRODUCTION On 23rd July, 2020 the Central Government had notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020. The Department of Consumer Affairs on 21st June, 2021 published the proposed amendments to Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 and has sought views/ comments/ suggestions to be sent within 15 days, ie., by 6th July, 2021 by email to [email protected]. In summary the amendments proposed are as follows: Registration of entities with DPIIT shall be mandatory Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Contact Person and Grievance…

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