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Digital Connectivity Cluster: Enablers for Inclusive Digital Trade to Support Economic Recovery

Tuesday 8th December 2020, 11h00 – 13h00 (GMT), Virtual

Advances in digital technologies are changing what and how we trade, lowering barriers to internationalisation and fuelling the rise of e-commerce and borderless digital trade. This enables the diversification of the content of traded goods and services, and enabling new players to engage in international trade. This has come into even greater sharper focus and priority within recent times due to the global impact of Covid 19 .

This 4th meeting of the Digital Connectivity Cluster of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda, co-chaired by South Africa and the United Kingdom, will bring members together to discuss elements of digital trade policy across the Commonwealth.

Sessions will focus on the role of digital technology transfer, creating an enabling environment for e-commerce through digitising trade-related documents, as well as Commonwealth initiatives to support digital transformation, including the Commonwealth FinTech Toolkit and Commonwealth Innovation Hub.

Session I

Exploratory discussions on elements of inclusive digital trade policies (Chaired by South Africa)

Session II

Policy tools to build an inclusive digital economy (Chaired by United Kingdom)

Participation in this meeting is open to nominees from Commonwealth member states, Commonwealth accredited and associated organisations and Commonwealth partner organisations.

More information

For more information, please contact Vashti Maharaj, Adviser, Digital Trade Policy at [email protected]

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