FBCCI for business friendly e-commerce policy

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Business Desk
FBCCI held an institutional workshop on ‘E-commerce Opportunities and Challenges’ at FBCCI conference center in the city yesterday. AA The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers and Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has emphasized on a ‘Business friendly E-commerce Policy’ tapping the huge potential of this sector. Leading business body of the country observed that e-commerce sector of the country has greatly emerged in the recent years. To run business smoothly the ‘payment system’, logistics and delivery support and security service are need to address. The draft E-commerce policy is now under scrutiny which will be discussed in the National Parliament and will be finalized as an act very soon, they mentioned. FBCCI also requested concerned authority to discuss with the apex trade body and the relevant stakeholders before finalizing the policy. These observations came out at an Institutional Workshop on ‘E-commerce Oppor-tunities and Challenges’ organized by FBCCI in partnership with Friedrich-Naumann Foundation (FNF) held at FBCCI conference center in the city yesterday. The workshop moderated by Shomi Kaiser, Director of FBCCI and Advisor of the E-commerce Association of Bangladesh (E-Cab). Project Director of the Economics Research Platform of North South University Nuhin Khan presented the research study on ‘E-commerce in Bangladesh: A Story of Adoption and Success’. Secretary General (In-Charge) of FBCCI Hussain Jamil and Country Director of FNF Dr Najmul Hossain also spoke on the occasion. Directors of FBCCI and the representatives of Bangladesh Bank, SME Foundation, BASIS and other relevant organizations attended the workshop. In his study Nuhin Khan mentioned the successes and identified the challenges of E-commerce in Bangladesh. He also emphasized on ‘supportive policy’, hi-speed internet, e-commerce transaction and the security issues. Emphasizing on a business friendly e-commerce policy Shomi Kaiser said if enable policy and necessary support is ensured, e-commerce sector can contribute hugely like RMG or any other contributing sectors. She also emphasized on access to finance and identifying the potential markets. FBCCI will initiate e-commerce training for the member bodies, in phases, she added. It may be mentioned that FBCCI in partnership with FNF is holding series of workshops on ‘Digital Transformation’ of the country. The effort will continue further to identify the challenges of this sector.

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