NEW DELHI: The Confederation of All India Traders has written to the Centre asking it to ensure that no relaxations are provided to the e-commerce firms.
The Centre is in the final stages of drafting new e-commerce rules, which is expected to be launched "soon". "... any dilution in the proposed e-commerce rules under CPA (Consumer Protection Act) will percolate a strong feeling across the country that the government has succumbed to some hidden pressures and the e-commerce landscape has been offered to the global e-tailers to twist the e-commerce to their advantage even at the cost of flouting the laws and the policy...," the CAIT said in a letter written to Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal. The traders' body alleged that several foreign funded e-commerce companies are indulging into predatory pricing, deep discounting, loss funding, exclusivity, owning inventory, and facilitating illegal items through their channels. IANS