The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM ) suggests withdrawal of notification, with immediate effect. The notification that was issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs required manufacturers to print the place of manufacturing of the product on the pack.
ASSOCHAM feels, since manufacturers employ third party, to pack their products, which are situated at various places in the country, so, declaration of factory address would require increased and separate inventory and logistic control with respect to each packer or factory location. Apart from increasing the logistic control and inventory costs, the practice of printing the manufacturing address affects the manufacturer’s flexibility, economy and growth of business.
ASSOCHAM has also brought forth the point that manufacturers must maintain business secrecy with regard to business operations. Therefore, the manufacturers may not like to mention the name and address of third party manufacturer on package.