By PETCHANET PRATRUANGKRAI
THE Business Development Department will soon meet with representatives from leading online trading websites in a bid to ensure only registered enterprises trade on them.
The move aims to prevent unscrupulous traders luring consumers.
Deputy director-general Rattana Theanvisit-skool said the department would meet with representatives from pantipmarket.com, kaidee.com, prakard.com, pramool.com, and thaisecondhand.com.
“With the emerging growth of online trading, the government needs to set up some regulations to manipulate this trading system so that it will prevent problems in the future, as many consumers have been cheated,” she said.
To better regulate online trading, the department has asked a number of companies to register as online traders or risk being barred from the Internet.
They include thaicommercestore.com, thaitrade.com, tarad.com, weloveshopping.com, pantavanij.com, and www.lnwmall.com.
Next year, the department is targeting the number of registered online traders tripling to about 45,000.
Rattana said that to increase online trading efficiency and promote e-commerce growth, the department would cooperate with other government agencies and the private sector. They include the International Trade Promotion Department, the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion, and the Board of Trade of Thailand.