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Study group: Deliberating the future of e-commerce regulation

Event Info

  • Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2016
  • Location: Pretoria

E-commerce has evolved the global trade landscape, opening up trade to online platforms and extending the reach to a larger connected global market. On 26 October 2016, GEG Africa hosted a study group, reaching out to key stakeholders involved in e-commerce trade and regulation. The discussions will enhance the recommendations in our upcoming Discussion Paper and Policy Brief.

The group discussion touched on the following points:

  • Defining the scope of e-commerce and associated regulations;
  • Emerging regulations in the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and the Trans Atlantic Trade and
  • Investment Partnership negotiations;
  • Implications for South Africa and African regulatory landscapes; and
  • Defining high-level recommendations for South African/African participation in targeted global economic governance forums.

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This meeting was held as part of the GEG Africa II programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. The programme aims to assist South Africa and African countries to understand the impact of evolving international regulations on e-commerce, calibrate domestic regulatory responses, and assist them to influence those regulations in international economic governance forums such as the World Trade Organization.

See more work on E-Commerse.
E-commerce in Africa: Definitions, Issues and the Evolving International Regulatory Landscape.
Plugging Africa into e-commerce.
Media Alert: How Can Africa Plug Into E-commerce Opportunities?

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