APEC Workshop on Harnessing Digital Trade for SMEs

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APEC Workshop on Harnessing Digital Trade for SMEs

Publication Number

APEC#219-SM-04.2

Published Date

June 2019

Type of Publication

Proceedings

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group(SMEWG)

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1220

Pages

13

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Description

This summary report presents the outcomes of the APEC Workshop on Harnessing Digital Trade for SMEs, held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam in January 2019. The workshop was conducted with the following objectives: (i) to identify and share global trends in digital trade; data sources and methods as well as opportunities and challenges to enable SMEs to harness and benefit from digital trade; (ii) to identify policy issues that affect the expansion of digital trade as well as sharing experiences in enable favorable regulatory environment for SMEs to harness digital trade; (iii) to share experiences, practices in using digital technologies; and (iv) to make recommendations to APEC economies on how to facilitate SMEs to take advantages of opportunities brought about by digital trade.