Amazon will show Made-in-China Labels for India as tensions rise


Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers have agreed to compel merchants to start prominently displaying 'country of origin' for all goods sold online in India. — Reuters

Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc’s Flipkart have agreed to compel merchants to start prominently displaying "country of origin" for all goods sold online in India, bowing to regulatory demands as tensions with China escalate.

The Internet giants joined about a dozen other online retailers including Facebook Inc-backed Jio Platforms in agreeing to the move, widely regarded as a move to single out goods from China after a deadly border clash stoked long-simmering tensions. It’s unclear when the labeling will kick off, because the e-commerce companies have asked for more time to incorporate the new requirement into their technology, people familiar with the matter said.

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