Workshop: 30 September 2021 – 16:30-17:30
Thursday September, 30 16:30 — 17:30 (60m)
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Title: Designing Digital Trade Provisions in the AfCFTA: Lessons from Existing Trade Agreements

Organizer: Institute of Development Studies (IDS), United Nations Economic Commison for Africa (UNECA)

Description: This session aims to identify and articulate digital trade priorities of the African private sector to trade negotiators and policymakers, particularly given the rapid acceleration of e-commerce post-COVID 19 globally. The panel brings together international experts and high-level policymakers to present and discuss new evidence on the a) implications of current e-commerce proposals in practical terms for African businesses, particularly SMEs; b) priorities of an AfCFTA e-commerce protocol, as identified by the African private sector itself; and c) design of digital trade provisions in existing trade agreements and lessons AfCFTA can draw from this in developing a comprehensive and inclusive e-commerce protocol that works for SMEs, youth and women.

 

Thursday September, 30 16:30 — 17:30 (60m)
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