While the Indian manufacturing sector hasn’t still recovered from the pandemic onslaught, there have been significant changes with regard to product liability, the liabilities on apparel manufacturers or any manufacturer and service providers considering various amendments and new regimes implemented in India.
The term ‘product liability’ has not been defined under Indian statutes, but under the recently introduced Consumer Protection Act, 2019, product liability was defined as ‘responsibility of a product manufacturer or a product seller, of any product or service, to compensate for any harm caused to a consumer by such defective product manufactured or sold or by deficiency in services relating thereto.
In India, there also exist many general and sector-specific regulations that are a part of legal framework governing product liability in India, which may overlap in some cases.
These substantive civil laws apply to claims of product liability in India and include (i) the Sale of Goods Act, 1930, (ii) the Indian Contract Act, 1972 and (iii) the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.
Only recently, the Indian Government enacted as a part of legislative reforms, the codification of existing central labour laws into four labour codes. These legislative reforms are in sync with the transformed work environment and seek to achieve the objective of securing the basic rights of the workers as well as catalysing employment generation by simplifying the complex compliance structure of present labour laws
This is where the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) has joined hands with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas to help the industry be more aware of existing labour law regime governing manufacturing sector.
VDMA has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and represents around 3,200 members, making it the largest industry association in Europe.
Through an interactive and engaging webinar on 25 May, they will be providing extensive overview of certain, impending changes to the current regime.
The webinar will see experts talk on topics like Product liability issues in the manufacturing sector and Labour law regime in the manufacturing sector.
Interested participants can attend the webinar by registering at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYGo_QX98dHHvipvDWSr-0_QftLBc-S12RFqh1ptSN33mDNA/viewform