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  • SMEs to witness increased demand with push for local products Government’s push for local products in the recent past and increased consumer consciousness to alienate themselves from imported products have provided the much needed impetus to the demand for local products manufactured by SMEs and mid-sized entrepreneurs. KNN India 25 July 2020
  • Delhi high court passes restraining orders for 3 websites selling GS1 barcode numbers On 29th May 2020, the Delhi high court had granted an ad-interim injunction in the favour of GS1 India in a suit for trademark infringement against 'India Barcode Shop' Legal Era Online Indian Law Watch 23 July 2020
  • E-commerce fakes: How online retailers can curb counterfeiting without messing with customer experience Standards-based traceability solution, which runs across the supply chain, is the first and the most crucial step towards complete, end-to-end visibility over supply chains. It enables brand owners/ companies to easily track and trace the products’ location starting from its origin till its destination. Financial Express 21 July 2020
  • 'Vocal for local' to boost demand for local products Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent appeal to the citizens Of India to buy local products and be a part Of India's growth story is likely to encourage demand for indigenous products. He also called upon the MSMEs•, Start-up entrepreneurs' to make the nation self-reliant by making as much local goods as possible to remove dependence on imported goods. This would also support the country's economy, which is hit by a prolonged phase of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic SME World 17 July 2020
  • NPCI to expand contactless parking solution with FASTag to major cities The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Tuesday said it will expand its fully contactless parking solution with FASTag to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru. It said the first-of-its-kind contactless car parking facility at Hyderabad Airport received a huge response, prompting to take this service to other metros. Deccan Herald 14 July 2020
  • Adoption of global standards within pharma supply chains is crucial Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many industries witnessed the supply chain disruption and the pharmaceutical sector is no different. As per a KPMG report, Indian domestic pharma industry is heavily dependent on China imports for ingredients and healthcare equipment. The medical fraternity is tirelessly working to defeat the deadly coronavirus and to do that they need to ensure that they have an adequate access of all required healthcare products including PPE kits, sanitizers, besides medicines and vaccines. Medgate Today 09 July 2020
  • ASPA & GS1 India sign MoU to strengthen Anti-Counterfeiting Eco-Systems using Global Standards Realising the magnitude of damage caused by counterfeiting to the Indian economy, brands and consumers, Authentication Solutions Providers’ Association (ASPA) and GS1 India have joined hands to take the fight against counterfeiting to the next level in India, using global standards. SME Venture 30 June 2020
  • Global standards will help SMEs emerge stronger post pandemic With government’s focus and support to SMEs for production of more local products to reduce dependence on imported products, COVID-19 has emerged as an opportunity for SMEs to stand back on their feet and support the economy of India to be self reliant. This has been accentuated with the stronger consumer demand for local products across categories to meet their daily needs. Supply Chain Log 28 June 2020
  • India’s medical needs: Global collaboration matters now more than ever While the self-reliant model seems promising, it is important to note the role of the global industry, which, so far, has catered to 70% of India’s medical equipment needs. Financial Express 24 June 2020
  • GS1 standards – Key for SMEs in building a robust post COVID plan The unprecedented changes in the wake of Covid-19 are compelling MSMEs and SMEs to rethink their business models and customer requirements. The SME Times 19 June 2020
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