unctad.org | Measuring e-Commerce Day
Measuring e-Commerce Day
22 April 2016
10:00-18:00 hrs., Room XXIII, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

E-Commerce Week 2016

This day is dedicated to showcasing efforts to improve the quality and availability of statistics on e-commerce and e-commerce readiness of countries.

There is growing evidence that e-commerce has a significant impact on enterprise performance. There is also renewed interest in measuring e-commerce and its effects on development.

The first half day of the event is co-organized with NetCommSuisse and will feature the launch of the UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2016, which assesses the readiness of more than 130 countries to engage in e-commerce.

It will be followed by presentations of recent data on e-commerce trends and on digital readiness.

Participants will be able to hear about pioneering experiences from organizations such as the European Commission, the Korea Association of Information and Telecommunication (KAIT) and the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) of Thailand.

The afternoon session, jointly organized by UNCTAD, WTO and UPU, will delve deeper into the challenge of measuring cross-border e-commerce.

While few official sources currently gauge the contribution of e-commerce to exports and imports, there are opportunities to exploit existing surveys, administrative records and even private sector data. Participants will hear about the experiences of national statistical offices, Departments of Trade, Customs, and e-commerce companies.

The day will conclude with a discussion of a possible framework to advance and improve the production of statistics on e-commerce in international trade.


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