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4) Do you think India’s participation in  WTO rules on e-commerce will boost the interests of its small businesses? Analyse the effect of international trade negotiations in the context of new e-commerce policy of India. (250 words)

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

4) Do you think India’s participation in  WTO rules on e-commerce will boost the interests of its small businesses? Analyse the effect of international trade negotiations in the context of new e-commerce policy of India. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses in detail in the run-up to the participation in WTO on the discussions of e-commerce policies and the effects it will have on India’s MSME sector and small businesses in particular.

Key demand of the question:

The question expects us to evaluate the potential of international trade negotiations in the context of e- commerce policy of India and significance of WTO participation for Indian economy.

Directive word:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with brief on e-commerce industry across the world.

Body:

Discussion should have the following dimensions :

  • The highlights of Indian e-commerce policy
  • Role of WTO negotiations in promoting fair trade with respect to e-commerce policy.
  • Relevance of small scale businesses, MSME sector in e-commerce for India.
  • Importance of International negotiations in this context for India.
  • How can India benefit by participating in the WTO Talks? Give recent examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of such negotiations.