ESCAP-ARTNeT/ITD Training course on “E-Commerce and Emerging Digital Trade Agenda”

15 Jun 2017 to 16 Jun 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD) and the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, is organizing a training course on “E-Commerce and Emerging Digital Trade Agenda”. The participants will include officials and stakeholders from Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam.

The training aims to contribute towards development of foundational level competencies in order to 1) Form an understanding of the importance of e-commerce within the Inclusive Trade and Digital Economy context; 2) Create familiarisation of emerging future trade enabling agendas including new terms, reference points; 3) Formulate country level agenda to promote e-Commerce for SME and start-ups; and 4) Perform preliminary country level assessment of e-Trade readiness.