Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) will launch the CAREC Digital Trade Forum virtually on 8 November 2022. The Forum is a knowledge platform, which aims to promote the use of emerging digital solutions and strengthen regional cooperation to promote supply chain connectivity and trade expansion, as part of the broader CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030.
The Forum envisions to create a cross-learning network of policy makers, regulators, trade promotion agencies, private sector representatives, development partners, think tanks and other key stakeholders to share effective policies, good practices and innovative ideas to achieve their countries’ digital trade potential. The information, knowledge, and technology that will be pooled by this platform will be disseminated via the CAREC Trade Information Portal as well as the RKSI and CAREC Program websites, to generate more opportunities for collaboration with other regional institutions, international organizations and related initiatives within the CAREC region and beyond.
This inaugural CAREC Digital Trade Forum with the theme of “Advancing Digital Solutions and Deepening Regional Cooperation for Trade” will focus on: (i) key legal and regulatory standards; (ii) emerging technologies for trade; and (iii) cooperation arrangements—to demonstrate how this platform can be instrumental in accelerating post-pandemic recovery and rebuilding momentum for sustainable economic growth.