New FDI Policy for E-commerce – Critical Analysis

Recently, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry reviewed and amended the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy in e-commerce in order to ensure a level playing field between offline and online sectors. E-commerce firms are needed to comply with the new guidelines by February 1, 2019.

This article answers the following questions in an analytical manner with a quick-revision mindmap:

  1. What is e-commerce?
  2. What is an E-commerce Entity?
  3. What are the types of E-commerce models?
  4. What is the salient feature of the recent amendments?
  5. What are the potential benefits of these amendments?
  6. What are the concerns with these amendments?
  7. What should be the way forward?
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