A Virtual Seminar on the Joint Statement Initiative on e-commerce will be held today. The seminar is aimed at contributing to the understanding of relevant issues under the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce. It builds on the seminar held in late January 2020 where developing countries and Least Developing Countries (LDCs) had identified several issues of critical importance to them. Accordingly, the deliberations in the virtual seminar will cover the issues of digital divide; enabling issues related to the participation of developing countries and LDC in e-commerce; free flow of data; data localisation and access to source code; as well as an in-depth analysis of submissions made on these issues in the JSI negotiations.
The seminar will convene developing and LDC member delegates, signatories and non-signatories, of the e-commerce JSI. The discussion will be conducted on the basis of a draft issue paper prepared for the seminar.
Representatives of the International Trade Division, Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, and the Mauritius Post are expected to participate in the Virtual Seminar.
15 June 2020