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MEDIDAS SANITARIAS Y FITOSANITARIAS: TALLER — 8-9 DE ABRIL DE 2013

Taller sobre el comercio electrónico, el desarrollo y las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYME)

El lunes 8 y martes 9 de abril de 2013 tendrá lugar en la OMC un taller para destacar la relación entre el comercio electrónico y el desarrollo y para examinar la forma en que las PYME de los países en desarrollo utilizan el comercio electrónico para promover y comercializar sus productos, prestar servicios de mantenimiento de esos productos y venderlos a escala nacional e internacional. El taller se centrará en las oportunidades que se presentan a los países en desarrollo y los retos a los que se enfrentan, y evaluará la forma en que las cuestiones relacionadas con los niveles adecuados de infraestructuras de telecomunicaciones, reglamentación e inversiones afectan favorable o desfavorablemente a las PYME en la búsqueda de las nuevas oportunidades que ofrece el comercio electrónico.

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The two-day workshop will feature presentations by representatives from the public and private sector. Experts from non-governmental organizations and academia are also being invited as speakers. A key focus of the workshop will be on how companies and governments operate in the area of e-commerce and Information Communications Technology in general and what is being done to help small rural communities and businesses improve their productive, commercial and business performance.

Monday, 8 April 2013

10:00 — 10:30

Opening Session: Chaired by H.E. Dr Marion Williams, Ambassador of Barbados, and Chair of the Committee on Trade and Development

Welcome address by Mr Harsha V. Singh, Deputy Director-General, WTO, and thematic statement by Ms Patricia Francis, Executive Director, International Trade Centre



 

Audio: Opening Session
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10:30 — 13:00

A) International Organizations Session: Chaired by H.E. Mr Shanker Das Bairagi, Ambassador of Nepal and LDC Group Coordinator

Speakers:

    Dr Susan Teltscher — ITU: “Enabling E-commerce: recent trends in broadband deployment and uptake”;  
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    Mr Torbjörn Fredriksson — UNCTAD: “E-commerce and development — key trends and issues”;
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    Mr Martin Labbé — International Trade Centre: “E-Commerce business models and deployment strategies in developing countries”;
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    Mr Sacha Wunsch-Vincent — WIPO: “Evolution and economics of digital content markets, IP issues, SMEs and online transactions”.
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    Audio: International Organizations Session

     

Topics to be discussed: Facilitation of access to E-commerce by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Developing Countries: e.g., development of institutional, regulatory and national/regional capacities; access to information; raising awareness; recent research.

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Audio: Questions and Answers/Discussion
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  15:00 — 18:00

B) Academic, Civil Society Session: Chaired by Mr Detlev Brauns, Deputy Permanent Representative, European Union

Speakers:

    Mr Dawit Bekele, Internet Society, Regional Bureau Director for Africa, Addis Adaba, Ethiopia: “Opportunities and Challenges of E‑commerce for African SMEs”;
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    Mr Daniel Salcedo, founder of Peoplink.org, Kensington, Maryland, USA: “Recent Technical Advances Facilitating E‑commerce for SMEs”;
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    Mr Marcos Pueryrredon, President, eInstituto, Buenos Aires, Argentina: “The new ecosystem of online businesses: eCommerce+ and the opportunities for SMEs”;
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    Dr Richard Duncombe, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) in the School for Environment and Development, University of Manchester: “Mobile phones Innovation and Micro-enterprise in Low-income Countries”.
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    Audio: Academic, Civil Society Session

Topics to be discussed: Use/exploitation of E-commerce and ICTs in general by SMEs in developing countries to improve their productive and commercial performance: e.g., generation and/or improvement of capacities and access to technologies; recent research and trends.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

  10:00 — 13:00

C) Private Sector Session: Chaired by Mr. David Shark, Deputy Chief of Mission, Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO, United States

Speakers:

    Ms Sadequa Hassan Sejuti, Managing Director and Mr Ataur Rahman, Future Solution for Business, Dhaka, Bangladesh: “Minimizing the digital gap of rural and city life through E‑Commerce”;
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    Ms Nancy Tingze Wang, Co-Founder and CEO M-Kazi, Nairobi, Kenya: “Semi-skilled Labour Force Mobilization Using Accessible Technology”;
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    Mr Daniel Annerose, CEO Manobi, Dakar, Senegal.
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    Audio: Private Sector Session

Topics to be discussed: Use/exploitation of E-commerce and ICTs in general by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in developing countries to improve their productive, commercial and business performance: e.g., generation and/or improvement of capacities; access to technologies; access to the www.

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  15:00 — 17:00

D) Public Sector Session: Chaired by Mr Francisco Rivadeneira, Vice‑Minister of Foreign Trade of Ecuador

Statement:

    Mr Wilfredo González Vidal, Vice Ministro del Ministerio de Informática y las Telecomunicaciones (MIC), Havana, Cuba.
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Speakers:

    Mr Egidius Mbarara, Auditor for Corporate, Transport, Energy and ICT Sectors (RURA), Kigali, Rwanda: “The Role of ICT Regulation in Promoting Small and Medium — Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Developing Countries”;
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    Ms Maria Lourdes Yaptinchay, Director of Policy Research, E‑Commerce Office. Department of Trade and Industry, Makati City, Philippines: “Government support to helping SMEs gain access to e-commerce”;
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    Mr Paul Donohoe, Programme Manager, Electronic Postal Services and E-Commerce, Universal Postal Union. “The Postal network — facilitating universal access to e-commerce”.
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    Audio: Public Sector Session

     

Topics to be discussed: Ways and means to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in developing countries and to assist them with gaining access to E‑commerce; use/exploitation of E-commerce to help SMEs improve their business performance: e.g., sharing of experiences and best practices; analysis of successful public support practices; creation of public goods; provision of technical assistance and the promotion of investment and skills training.

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17:00 — 18:00

Concluding Session:  Chaired by H.E. Dr Marion Williams, Ambassador of Barbados, and Chair of the Committee on Trade and Development

Presentation of Session Reports by the Moderators.

General Discussion and Follow-Up 
Audio: Concluding Session
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Participation is open to representatives of WTO Members, international organizations, public and private entities and individual experts.

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