Workshop on Electronic Commerce 5 July, 10:00ľ16:10 ľ WTO, Room W
A workshop organized by the permanent missions of Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA).
The Workshop on Electronic Commerce will feature private sector speakers and public sector representatives. Experts from non-governmental and international organizations will share the results of their research on this topic.
The workshop will analyse trends in trade and trade policy in electronic commerce and the digital economy, and will highlight the relationship between e-commerce, development, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It will also address a broad range of regulatory topics, including data flows, privacy, cloud computing, data localization and consumer protection.
MIKTA is an innovative partnership that brings together Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia in a consultative forum aimed at advancing the common interests of the international community.
10:00 Opening Remarks
Ambassador Choi Kyonglim, Permanent Representative of the Korean Mission
Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization
Remarks by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo
Ms. Arancha González, Executive-Director, International Trade Centre
10:10-11:30 E-Commerce and the Digital Economy:
Trends in trade & trade policy – how far we have come and what next?
Moderator : Ambassador Hamish McCormick, Permanent Representative of the Australian Mission
1. E-Commerce and WTO
Ms. Lee Tuthill, Counselor, Trade in Services and Investment Division, WTO
2. Advancing e-commerce & digital trade agenda through public-private partnership
Mr. Sean Doherty, Head, Int’l Trade & Investment, World Economic Forum
3. The Impacts of ICT & e-commerce on bilateral trade flows
Mr. Julien Grollier, Program Officer, CUTS International, Geneva
Mr. Zhongwei Xing, Consultant, CUTS International, Geneva
11:30- 12:50 E-Commerce, Development, and SMEs
Moderator : Ambassador Alfredo Suescum, Permanent Representative of the Panama Mission, Friend of the GC Chair on the Work Programme on E-Commerce
1. Unlocking the Potential of E-Commerce for Developing Countries
Mr. Torbjorn Fredriksson, Officer in Charge, Science, Technology and ICT Branch, UNCTAD
2. Linking small enterprises to the world of e-commerce: lessons from the field
Mr. Marcos Vaena, Enterprise Competitiveness Section, ITC
3. Customs and logistics issues that SMEs are facing in e-commerce
Mr. Carlos Grau Tanner, Director-General, Global Express Association
14:00-15:20 Issues at Stake: Data flows, privacy, cloud computing, data localization & consumer protection
Moderator : Ambassador Fernando De Mateo y Venturini, Permanent Representative of the Mexican Mission
1. The nexus between the traditional and business-to-business sectors and data protection and localization
Mr. Nick Ashton-Hart, Consultant and Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
2. Booming e-commerce: Is that a fight with regulations & perceptions?
Prof. Leyla Keser, Director of IT Law Institute, Bilgi University
3. Unlocking opportunities: Consumer trust and confidence in cross border e-commerce
Ms. Liz Coll, Digital Policy Advisor, Consumer International
4. Data Protection Regulations and International Data Flows: Implications for Trade and Development
Ms. Cécile Barayre, Economic Affairs Officer, ICT Analysis Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
15:20-16:00 What’s next?
Moderator : Andrew Crosby, Managing Director, ICTSD
Speaker: Participating Experts and other Participants
16:00-16:10 Closing Remarks
Ambassador Choi Kyonglim, Permanent Representative of the Korean MissionAudio
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