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First meeting of E-Commerce Task Force held

Commerce Secretary, Rita Teaotia, chaired the first meeting of the Task Force on e-commerce in New Delhi on July sixth. The meeting deliberated upon the suggestions emerging from the sub-group meetings held during June 20th – 22nd .The suggestions were on wide ranging issues such as cross border data flows, taxation, trade facilitation and logistics, consumer confidence, IPR and future tech, FDI and competition issues.

The sub-groups saw participation from various ministries and departments, high level representatives from the industry bodies, e-commerce companies, telecommunication and IT companies and independent experts.

It was decided to set up a Task Force in the first meeting of the Think Tank, on the framework for national policy on e-commerce, held on April 24th  under the chairmanship of Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, The Task Force was further divided into nine sub-groups for preparing recommendations for India’s national policy on e-commerce.

In the meeting held on July sixth, Senior officers of the Ministries of MSME, Consumer Affairs, Electronics and Information Technology, Corporate Affairs and Department of Telecommunications, Competition Commission of India and DGFT were present.

The suggestions emerging from the Task Force meeting held will be submitted to the Think Tank for consideration.

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