ISD Participation at Joint CTI – GOS Private Public Dialogue (PPD) Cross Border E-Commerce on Services, APEC 3rd Senior Officials Meeting in Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 12 August 2018

ISD Participation at Joint CTI – GOS Private Public Dialogue (PPD) Cross Border E-Commerce on Services, APEC 3rd Senior Officials Meeting in Papua New Guinea

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC's 21 member economies are Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; Viet Nam,  aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.

Indonesia Services Dialogue was invited to APEC 3rd Senior Officials Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Executive Director of ISD, Ibu Devi Ariyani was appointed to be one of the speakers in this fora, the particular session is the Public Private Dialogue (PPD) on Cross Border E-Commerce in Services. This dialogue is join collaboration between Committee Trade and Investment (CTI) and Group on Services (GOS) of APEC.  This PPD is aimed to (1) share perspectives on implementing the 2016 APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap (ASCR) against the background of the structural transformation to digitization underway in the global economy and (2) contribute under Pillar II of the 2017 APEC Cross-Border E- Commerce Facilitation Framework, which specifically calls for capacity building through PPD on how MSMEs can increase their access to cross-border E-Commerce opportunities.

The objectives of the PPD on Services are to enhance understanding of the new cross-border services business opportunities available, especially for SMEs and MSMEs, to identify challenges and share experiences of dealing with the related structural disruptions in services sectors, and to discuss successful government policies and regulatory approaches that might enable the private sector to achieve its growth potential for all.

Moreover, in this PPD meeting, ISD was identifying the different models of services embedded in e-Commerce of Goods including ICT service, Warehouse service, Distribution & Logistics, Payment services, Customer service versus e-Commerce of services including Professional services, Business services, Transportation services, Tourism services. ISD was also elaborating the needs to address the future of Digital Trade Rules in developing ways to promote competition in digital environment.

There is need for business stakeholders to be closely engaged with Government in helping find the balance on business practices and rethinking the patterns of Services Trade as these need to evolve together.