With over half of the G7 (by GDP) now aligned to the Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR), the momentum on digital trade is clear. There is broad agreement that digital trade could boost trade and underpin a shift toward sustainable, inclusive growth, if only we could drive convergence towards global digital standards, as the key to interoperability across networks, countries, and systems.
What can be done to speed the harmonisation and alignment of rules and standards, while driving adoption on the ground? What are the key stumbling blocks that need to be overcome in order to smooth the transition from “documents to data” and how should these be addressed? Are there models for public/private partnership that should be considered?
|15:30 - 15:35||Overview of UN/CEFACT activities
Ms. Kamola Khusnutdinova, Secretary, UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
|15:35 - 15:50||Overview of UN/CEFACT Projects
Ms. Hanane Becha, UN/CEFACT Vice-Chair
|15:50 - 16:00||
Reuse of UN/CEFACT standards
|16:00 - 16:10||Thailand NDTP case study - Thai Bankers Association
Mr. Kobsak Duangdee, Secretary General
|16:10 - 16:20||ICC/DSI: Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) update
Ms. Pamela Mar, Managing Director
|16:20 - 17:00||
Mr. Robert Beideman, Chief Product Officer, GS1