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Daraz holds policy discussion on e-commerce ecosystem

The growth of the e-commerce sector, requirements to instigate further growth, creating a smooth operational process, ensuring compliance in terms of operations and delivery at all levels, protecting customer interest, the role of the e-commerce sector to attract new foreign investment and ensure youth employment along with the development of proper skills and ensuring industry transparency were the key areas of discussion at the seminar.

However, the discussants underscored the necessity of drafting an e-commerce policy to make sure that the sector grows systematically and harmoniously, and people involved in this industry get the chance to tap into the potential of this flourishing sector.

The discussants in the seminar included Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) General Secretary Muhammad Abdul Wahed Tomal, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services President Syed Almas Kabir, and Daraz Bangladesh Managing Director Syed Mostahidal Hoq.

Tipu Munshi said, "We have made big progress in the e-commerce sector. The rate is equivalent to the progress that was expected three years later."

Zunaid Ahmed Palak shared, "The government has ensured three things that are prerequisites for the expansion of e-commerce – access to high-speed internet, digital payment system and trust."

Daraz Bangladesh Managing Director Syed Mostahidal Hoq said, “We want the policy to be e-commerce ecosystem-friendly that will help grow the sector."

Source: United News of Bangladesh