With the digitalisation of our society, e-commerce has become a significant component to trade in recent years. The COVID-19 outbreak only accelerated our dependence on e-commerce. In June 2020, global retail e-commerce traffic surged at a record 22 billion monthly visits.
As a result, issues such as data flow and security, as well as e-commerce facilitation with trusted cyber environments require our critical attention. On the latter, the key is to establish interoperability mechanisms among the different legal frameworks, as data often flow across borders.
This half-day webinar will first highlight the characteristics of the “Osaka Track”, launched at the Osaka G20 Summit in 2019, and the EU-Japan “mutual adequacy” arrangement that embodies it. The webinar will then focus on the challenges which confront the WTO e-commerce agreement negotiations. Other prevailing data agreements, such as the OPEN Government Data Act and the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement will also be discussed for policy discourse during this event.
Participation in this webinar is by-invitation only