NITI Aayog caught in e-com cross hairs

Source: Business Standard What is the news? Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has criticized NITI Aayog on its opposition to some of the e-commerce policy rules. In June, the consumer affairs ministry had proposed a range of amendments under the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, to ‘’protect the interests of consumers and encourage fair… Continue reading NITI Aayog caught in e-com cross hairs

Don’t let the new e-commerce rules ruin innovation

Source: Livemint Relevance: Implications of Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020. Synopsis: Small internet outlets have flourished lately, but may find their operations hampered by compliance burden under the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020.. A brief look at some problematic provisions. Background Read here: Draft ecommerce rules – Explained, pointwise Reason behind increase in online businesses… Continue reading Don’t let the new e-commerce rules ruin innovation

Our flawed e-com policy sends out awful signals

Source: Livemint Relevance: Regulatory regime in India and issues related to it. Synopsis:  India’s regulatory framework for e-commerce needs to be market-friendly because its failure to pass this test will go against long-term economic interests. Introduction: As a developing economy, India’s regulatory ambitions fall short of what defines ‘regulation’. For Further read – Draft e-commerce… Continue reading Our flawed e-com policy sends out awful signals

Centre mulls changes in draft e-commerce rules

Source: Business Standard What is the news? The Centre is considering changes to the consumer protection rules on e-commerce that may include redrafting related party sales and clarity on flash sales, after consultation with industry and e-commerce players. Why govt is considering changes? Industry associations and companies voiced their concerns regarding various provisions of the… Continue reading Centre mulls changes in draft e-commerce rules

E-commerce companies call out lack of clarity in draft rules

Source: Indian Express What is the news? Government has decided to extend the last date for submission of comments on the draft ecommerce rules till July 21 from the earlier deadline of July 6. While the government did not disclose any reasons for extending the date, it is learnt that it has come as a… Continue reading E-commerce companies call out lack of clarity in draft rules

E-commerce norms on global lines: Government

Relevance:  Synopsis:  The EU and countries like the US, Australia, Japan and Singapore, have strict e-commerce regulations. The proposed Draft e-commerce rules are aimed at fulfilling the evolving global architecture.  How are the e-commerce companies governed globally?  The European Union: In December 2020, the European Commission proposed a digital regulation package consisting of the Digital Services Act… Continue reading E-commerce norms on global lines: Government

What India’s new rules mean for e-marketplaces

Context:   The Centre has proposed additions and changes to the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020. This has caused confusion among e-commerce firms and stakeholders.  To whom the new rules applicable?  According to the definition provided in the rules, these rules apply to “all goods and services bought or sold over digital or electronic networks including… Continue reading What India’s new rules mean for e-marketplaces

Draft e-commerce rules and their challenges – Explained, pointwise

Introduction The government has proposed changes to the e-commerce rules under the Consumer Protection Act to make the framework under which firms operate more stringent. It comes 11 months after the Government notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, The latest proposals aim towards greater compliance and protecting the interests of consumers. Ministry of Commerce and Industry has earlier… Continue reading Draft e-commerce rules and their challenges – Explained, pointwise