There is a group called the Confederation of All Indian Traders (CAIT), and they want to talk about the problems that are happening in the country when it comes to online trade. They want to make suggestions for the e-commerce policy, which is still being written.
The traders’ group said that it had a meeting called “Seedha Samwad” (direct conversation) with e-commerce companies and other trade groups. The meeting was called “Seedha Samwad” because it was held with other trade groups, such as the India Cellular & Electronics Association, the All India Consumer Products Distributors Association, the All India Mobile Retailers Association, the All India Jewelers and Goldsmith Federation, and the Computer Media Dealers Association (CMDA).
Scheduled for January 27, the meeting will take place in New Delhi, CAIT said in a press statement.
National President BC Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said the meeting is aimed at getting “broad unanimity” on “basic fundamentals of e-commerce business” from the stakeholders so they can give DPIIT input on the e-commerce policy.
In the same way, Bhartia and Khandelwal said that CAIT is not against e-commerce or any e-commerce company, but that it is very important to follow both the letter and the spirit of the law. Read more; Facebook is trying to stop the sale of Amazon rainforest land on its Marketplace
e-commerce sites like Amazon, Flipkart, Firstcry, Paytm, Shopclues, and Snapdeal are on the guestlist for the joint conversation. BigBasket, Grofers, Swiggy, and Zomato are also part of this group. There are also big companies like Reliance and Tata that have been invited to the event. The invite has also been sent to big companies like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
In addition, the CAIT invited platforms like Mastercard and Visa as well as Naukri.com, Healthkart, 1mg, Ola, Uber, Carwale, Firstcry, IRCTC, Hungama.com, Gaana.com, Oyo, Urban Ladder, UrbanClap, Byju’s, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Disney+, Hotstar, Voot, ALTBalaji, JioCinema, and SonyLIV to run their businesses through digital mode.
FISME, RAI, IBA, and the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) were also invited to join the meeting, as well as other groups, like the National Farmers Federation (NFA), Association of Cinema Theaters, and the National Restaurant Association of India. CAIT organizers say that Big Bazaar, Shoppers Stop, and V Mart are also invited to the meeting. Read also; Deepfake: Everything You Need to Know
CAIT sent invitation letters to Amazon Country Manager for India Amit Agarwal and Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, copies of which are with Gadgets 360. CAIT said that the meeting will be reported to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and other officials.
Because there are a lot of disagreements about how online businesses should be run in the country, it’s thought that it would be best to meet face-to-face to get everyone on the same page about the basics of e-commerce business, the invites said.
The meeting will either be held online or in-person, depending on the COVID-19 rules set by the government, which will decide. Amazon and Flipkart didn’t say anything when this article was written.
CAIT has just filed a petition with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to stop the sale of Cloudtail’s parent company, Prione Business Service, to Amazon. This comes just a few days after CAIT did this. The New Delhi-based traders’ association also recently said that it would start a campaign called “Vyapari Samvad” (trader conversation) for the whole month of February. In this talk, we’ll look at how e-commerce and other problems in the country are putting traders out of business and making it hard for them to stay in business.