Opinion | India needs to join WTO talks on e-commerce, for MSMEs' sake4 min read 04 Apr 2019, 12:45 AM IST
India needs to safeguard its interests on data protection and help its small businesses do more cross-border trade
India has released its draft e-commerce policy for stakeholders’ comments two months after tweaking its foreign direct investment (FDI) rules on e-commerce. Also, the draft policy e-commerce was released about a month after the World Economic Forum’s Davos gathering, where 76 countries—including China, the US, and of the European Union—agreed to negotiate international rules on e-commerce at the World Trade Organization (WTO). India, too, should join the talks and align its domestic policy with the contours of an international agreement in line with our vision of becoming a $10 trillion economy.
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