India’s top consumer goods regulator is set to launch a new portal that lets shoppers compare and shop for goods online.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, which will be rolled out from July 1, will allow consumers to compare prices and find the best products online, the GST Council said on Wednesday.
The government will also provide online retailers with the right to set prices and collect taxes for goods bought online.
A new portal will allow for shoppers to buy goods online, shop and shop at retail, said a government statement.
The portal, which has been in the works for several years, will be launched on June 18 and run through August 31.
It will help consumers make a quick decision about buying or selling their goods online in India, it said.
The regulator said it was launching the portal on the eve of GST Council’s annual general meeting (AGM) on June 15.
The GST Council is set up by the central government to set tax rates for goods and services.
Its chairman said the GST portal was aimed at helping consumers to make quick decisions.