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Confusion over e-commerce policy must end

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E Commerce  |  Draft E Commerce Policy  |  Foreign Direct Investment

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The government recently brought out a draft that gave preference to Indian enterprises over foreign-owned majors. Since e-commerce in the country is backed significantly by foreign investors, the differential draft policy rang an alarm bell in the industry, dividing it into two camps — swadeshi and videshi — in a stark reminder of the Bombay Club protectionism of two decades ago. As allegations flew that the differential policy was meant to help an Indian major entering the e-commerce space, the government did well to shelve the policy pending further review.

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First Published: Tue, September 04 2018. 23:07 IST

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