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Indian government revives plan to check e-tailers' discounts, freebies

Dec 17, 2018 by The Passage Team
Indian government revives plan to check e-tailers' discounts, freebies

The government has revived plans to put e-commerce players on a tight leash, including imposing checks on discounting and unbridled cashbacks and freebies, in a bid to clamp down on “predatory behaviour”.

Sources told TOI that the commerce and industry ministry is looking at ways to strengthen the e-commerce sector while safeguarding the interests of domestic retailers.

Many of them are complaining about serious loss of business to “adverse competition” from e-tailers as well as the impact of demonetisation and goods and services tax. Lobby groups such as CAIT and Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an RSS affiliate, have taken up cudgels on behalf of local kirana and small shop owners.

Source: Economic Times

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