E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Nepal Virtual Workshop on “Implications of the Joint Statement on Electronic Commerce for Nepal: Consultation for a Research Study”

Given the potential standard-setting nature of the ongoing WTO Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on Electronic Commerce, stakeholders in Nepal will need to understand where the country stands in areas where these negotiations may set new international standards or require opening new markets. In particular, the workshop aimed to: (i) Present early findings of a research study for Nepal on the issue; (ii) Discuss the preliminary findings with the author; (iii) Provide comments and inputs to complement the gaps towards the finalisation of the study.