Pacific E-commerce Committee and Sub-committees

About the Project

The ambitious development goals proposed by the Pacific Regional E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap (the Strategy) will be challenging to accomplish without the support of a sound governance mechanism.

At the core of this mechanism lies the Pacific E-commerce Committee, which is established under the auspices of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Its role is to monitor, coordinate and provide strategic oversight over the implementation of the Strategy.

Members of the Committee comprises National E-commerce Focal Points from Forum Island Countries. Strategy’s implementing agencies and donor partners can attend as observers. PIFS serves as the Committee’s secretariat. The Committee reports to Forum Trade Ministers through the Steering Committee of the Pacific Aid-for-Trade Strategy Working Group.

Following the recommendations of the Pacific Regional E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap, the Pacific E-commerce Committee was established in 2022, and two Sub-committees for the Private Sector and Development Partners were also established in 2023.

Start and End Date

December
2022
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Not Available

Geographical Focus

Pacific Regional

Main Beneficiary

Government and Private Sector

Status

Active

Budget ($)

136000

Donors

Australia

Implementing Agency

PIFS

Contact Person

Dr Andrea Giacomelli
Aid-for-Trade and Trade Policy Advisor

Policy Area

PA1. E-commerce Readiness & Strategy Formulation

Strategic Output

1.1. National E-commerce strategies are developed and implemented in FICs, which are built on domestic consensus and inspired by the Regional E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap.

Measures

1.1.2 Establish a Pacific E-commerce Committee and national E-commerce committees modelled on the regional body to strengthen cooperation between government institutions, regulatory bodies and leading private sector partners

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