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Commerce Ministry launches digital business ID for e-commerce sector

The businessmen of e-commerce platforms have to take digital business identification number (DBID) for doing business from now on.

The Ministry of Commerce on Sunday formally launched the DBID App at its conference room in the secretariat in order to bring discipline in the e-commerce sector in Bangladesh.

After revealing different scams of e-commerce companies in recent months, the ministry has taken a move to bring all the e-commerce companies and individuals under a single umbrella.

As a result, those who will do business online through Facebook will have to come under registration.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi inaugurated the app as the chief guest. Adviser to the Prime Minister’s on Private Industry and Investment Salman F Rahman, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed and Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh were present on the occasion.

Launching the app, registrations were provided to Chaldal.com, Rokmari.com, Ajkerdeal, Sajgoj, Akhi’s Collection on the day.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said, “We started with DBID, and more systems will be introduced for the e-commerce sector in phases.”

Replying to a query the commerce minister said, “We are discussing who are in jail for e-commerce related cases, to find a solution.”

State Minister Junaid Ahmed said the e-commerce sector could provide employment to 5 lakh people by 2025.

“Two new approaches will be introduced in the next six months to make the e-commerce sector more reliable for the future. With a tracking system can be found out where the product is going. Another can be easily transacted,” he added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh