Commerce Secy chairs first meet of task force on e-commerce policy

New Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia today chaired the very first meeting of the task force set up to advise the structure for a nationwide policy on e-commerce here and deliberated upon issues such as cross-border data circulations, taxation, trade facilitation and logistics, consumer confidence, IPR and future tech, FDI and competitors.

The government had in April started the workout to frame a nationwide policy on e-commerce, with a think-tank constituted on the issue under the chairmanship of Commerce and Market Minister Suresh Prabhu. It was decided to establish a job force in the first conference of the think tank, on the framework for nationwide policy on e-commerce.

The task force was further divided into 9 sub-groups for preparing suggestions for the national policy on e-commerce.

“The ideas emerging from the task force meeting held today will be sent to the think tank for consideration,” an official statement stated.

The sub-groups saw participation from numerous ministries and departments, top-level representatives from the market bodies, e-commerce business, telecommunication and IT companies and independent specialists.

Senior officers from the ministries of MSME, consumer affairs, electronics and infotech, business affairs and department of telecoms, Competitors Commission of India and DGFT existed at today’s conference, the statement said. PTI RSN MKJ MKJ

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