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New Delhi isolated

India seeks to block global e-commerce rules, but has few allies

E-commerce and digital trade are likely to be among the biggest value creators in economies — and particularly for the Indian economy. In fact, much of the recent investment in India is in this or related space. The Indian government has also been active in drafting and enacting rules in this space, many of which have greatly upset foreign players. However, it appears that India is an outlier in global terms when it comes to its attitude toward the regulation of e-commerce and digital trade. In particular, there is a strong move afoot to create a multilateral mechanism to govern the ...