The project supports policymakers from Forum Island Countries to formulate and develop national e-commerce legislation and negotiate and implement future digital trade agreements and E-commerce provisions in Free Trade Agreements.
The first part of training is devoted to build awareness of e-commerce and e-commerce rule-making on different (national, regional, international, etc.) levels, as well as to the overview of the scope and content of the key disciplines proposed in different negotiating / rule-making fora.
The second part of the training is designed to deepen participants’ knowledge of the e-commerce rule making through a closer look at the modalities and dynamics of e-commerce negotiations (with the JSI on E-commerce negotiations at the WTO / RTA negotiations being used as a case study), a more profound exploration of development implications on the e-commerce ecosystem, and practical discussion on implementation of e-commerce rules involving the peers already possessing the relevant experience.
The course was delivered online in 2022 to 100 policymakers, 70 of which graduated completing the course quizzes. A self-paced version of the course is available online on the Training Section of the Pacific E-commerce Portal.