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Need for national policy to tap huge opportunities in e-commerce: Official

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Wednesday called for a comprehensive national policy to tap the huge opportunities in this segment.

According to the Minister, the country was not entirely ready to tap the opportunities offered by and there was a crying need to ensure that various arms of the government like the Department of IT, Finance and were on the same page to capitalise on the prospects offered by the digital space.

Teaotia said while the B2C (business-to-consumer) commerce transactions in were growing rapidly at a compounded annual growth rate of 34 per cent, there was a need for pegging aspirations realistically as the growth had taken place on a low base.

The spoke at a workshop on "Going global through Marketplace for B2C Product Manufacturers, Exporters, Retailers and Online Sellers", organised by the (Ficci) and

Sanjay Bhatia, President, Ficci-(micro, small and medium enterprises) said is a thriving market, with people increasingly choosing this option to order products and services at their convenience.

"Global in 2016 were $1.9 trillion accounting for 8.7 per cent of the total worldwide," he said.

Bhatia added that the transactions are expected to grow to above $4 trillion by 2020 -- making up to nearly 15 per cent of the total -- and has partnered with to create awareness about the potential.

A report by -- which was launched at the same event -- said Indian exporters on the saw a massive 224 per cent growth in their global exports in 2017.

"Amazon's international marketplace saw a staggering rise of 5000 per cent in Indian products offered globally and 310 per cent growth in Indian exporters using Amazon Global Fulfilment channel," said the first edition of 2017.

According to the report, with exporters from 2,047 pin-codes across India, Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and emerged as the leading states with most international exporters on Amazon.

"Since its launch in 2015 in India, Amazon's Global Selling Program has opened to Indian businesses allowing them to go global and showcase their 'Made in India' creations to the world, supporting government's vision of establishing India as a global manufacturing hub," said Gopal Pillai, GM and Director, Seller Services, Amazon India.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 17:40 IST