The Legislature passed the E-Commerce Law, which is due to come into effect from Sept 1st next year.

It is noteworthy the 38th clause of the law stipulates the e-commerce platform operators assume joint liabilities if the commodities and services retailers provide through them encroaches on consumers' legal rights and interests.

This is obviously conducive to ensuring that the e-commerce companies shoulder their overdue responsibilities for the shoddy and substandard goods and services their contracted retailers sell on their platforms.

Making the e-commerce platform bear joint responsibility for their sellers' behavior, will force them to better manage their sellers and take a more highly responsible attitude toward consumers.

Hopefully, the new law will help consumers to better protect their legal rights and interests when shopping online.

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