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Colour codes likely for desi, foreign products.
Jun 25, 2020

With an eye on Chinese products, the government is looking to mandate separate colour codes for all domestic and foreign-made goods, on the lines of green and red dots for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items, while separately summoning e-commerce players to insist on immediate disclosure of the source of products sold on these platforms, along with the local value-addition details. The colour code could be orange or saffron for made-in-India goods.
 
As a first step, Government e-Marketplace (GeM), the public procurement platform, has made the disclosure mandatory. 'GeM has taken a significant step towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and has made it mandatory for sellers to enter the country of origin while registering all new products on GeM. Further, sellers who had already uploaded their products before the introduction of this new feature on GeM are being reminded regularly to update the country of origin, with a warning that their products shall be removed from GeM if they fail to update the same,' it said in a statement. 
    

The Times of India

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