E-Commerce and the Digital Economy Trade Policy at Work

Digital Commerce Capacity Development: Preparing Trade Professionals for the Challenges of the Digital Economy

This publication compiles the main lessons of a capacity development programme on Digital Commerce, jointly undertaken in 2017 and 2018 by the Diplo Foundation & GIP, ITC, UNCTAD and CUTS International Geneva. This course covered a wide range of issues from explaining technical functionality of the Internet that impacts policy-making (e.g. technical tools for cybersecurity, digital signature) to discussions on data protection. It connected the dots between different digital policy fields that affect digital commerce, such as cybersecurity, standardisation, and the development of a technical infrastructure.