The government is considering introducing new, higher taxes and customs duties on goods ordered from Chinese e-commerce sites as it continues to crack down on Chinese businesses allegedly evading customs.
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotions (DIPP) has suggested that purchases from Chinese e-commerce sites marked as “gifts” should be regulated as it believes this has a harmful effect on local manufacturing.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Alibaba’s 11.11 shopping festival and the Chinese e-tailer is celebrating the occasion with 180,000 brands, 200,000 offline smart stores and a ‘see now, buy now’ fashion show.
Alibaba is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition.
Germany's Rocket Internet faces daunting logistical challenges and rising local competition from Lagos to Laos as it races to capture customers in emerging markets before e-commerce titans Amazon and Alibaba can catch...