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Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
Tuesday
05
May
Ecommerce and developing countries

The Digital Marketplace and Development

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Online session

E-commerce has exploded over the past decade. Yet less developed countries like India do not have a seat at the table inside the WTO’s e-commerce division. This session aims at exploring the misunderstandings and misthinking surrounding digital commerce

ZOOM LINK:
https://zoom.us/j/93611822277?pwd=NWRZeVU2b1l1aDAySWhRaDNhanhVdz09

 

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E-commerce has exploded over the past decade. Moreover, the online market for services is practically overtaking the same market for goods. Yet less developed countries like India do not have a seat at the table inside the WTO’s e-commerce division. Is this new “normal” being viewed through the old industrial lens and if so, how is it affecting the marketplace? Here, we hope to explore the misunderstandings and misthinking surrounding digital commerce, as well as how developed countries might play a positive role in helping developing countries to regulate their own online marketplaces

Panelists:

  • Shamika N. Sirimanne Director, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
  • Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor, International Affairs, Director, Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, George  Washington University
  • Ambassador Tan Hung Seng, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to WTO and WIPO

Closing Remarks:

  • Ugo Panizza, Editor-in-Chief, International Development Policy, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Moderator:  

  • Richard Baldwin, Professor, International Economics, Co-Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI), The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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