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Jamshedpur, Feb. 22: More than 40 thousand trade associations across country representing nearly more than 8 crore traders of India have fully geared up for their show of strength for a Bharat Vyapar Bandh on 26 February to oppose many draconian and arbitrary provisions under GST included recently through amendments and demanding imposition of ban in Amazon business in India for its continued mal-practices by violating the Law. The CAIT is demanding release of a new Press Note in place of Press Note No.2 of the FDI policy by removing all escape routes for foreign funded e-commerce companies.
The Vyapar Bandh call has already been supported by All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA) apex body of transporters which has also announced Chakka Jam of transport on 26th February. Several other leading national trade associations including All India FMCG Distributors Association. Federation of Aluminium Utensils Manufacturers Association, Northern India Spices Traders Association, All India Cosmetic Manufacturers Association, All India Women Entrepreneurs Association, All India Computer Dealers Association, Federation of All India Tea Traders Association, Federation of All India Hardware Traders and Manufacturers Association etc have already supported the Vyapar Bandh. Hundreds of other national trade bodies of different verticals of trade will be joining the Bandh.
CAIT National Secretary Suresh Sonthalia said that the business community which was very enthusiastic about GST tax system when it was introduced now feels highly depressed because of wide complications in GST compliance & imposition of huge penalties even for a small unintentional error which will has made life worst and miserable the business community. The traders across Country are highly resenting some of the cruel GST provisions which are contrary to the letter and spirit of GST Act passed by the Parliament.
On the other hand, though the Government and particularly Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has taken due cognisance of misdeeds of foreign funded e-commerce who are bent upon in violating the law, policy and the rules and has taken various steps to combat them from doing such activities but it has gone to deaf ears of these e-commerce companies.
Now, it is the time when strict action has to be taken against them and the recent story that appeared in media speaks the blatant truth about them and in pursuance of the same, the Government should immediately impose a ban on business activities of Amazon in India and since Flipkart is also doing similar things, a time bound investigation should be ordered against Flipkart and all law offenders should be brought to Books.