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Commerce minister attends E-Commerce week

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Visitors walking past a Chinese E Commerce retailer exhibit. Reuters

A high-level delegation of the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia led by its Minister Pan Sorasak are in Geneva to  participate in the E-Commerce Week 2018 hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from April 16 to 20.

According to the ministry’s news release, on the first day of the annual event,  Pan Sorasak joined as speaker at  the e-Trade Readiness Assessments in LDCs: from Recommendations to Actions organised by UNCTAD and the Digital Trade as if Development Mattered organised by the World Bank and Government of Japan.

Besides, the commerce minister held a bilateral talk with Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General, during which he requested UNCTAD to assist Cambodia in creating e-commerce strategies; drafting the e-commerce, competition, and consumer protection laws; carrying out the Trade Facilitation Agreement-Category C and building capacity; and providing inputs on digital economy and e-commerce for updating the Cambodia’s diagnostic trade integration strategy 2019-2023.

According to an online source, themed “Development dimensions of digital platforms”, the E-Commerce Week 2018 will be focused on the role of digital platforms in the evolving digital economy. Digital platforms bring together and aggregate demand and supply in ways that were not possible before, including in geographical areas/service sectors traditionally neglected.

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