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International HDM Workshop Digital Services Infrastructure of the National Markets and Electronic/Paperless Trade Systems

Harmonising Digital Markets of EU and EaP countries - HDM Strategic Initiative

Date:  April, 23rd 2015

Place: Business Centre, Hotel Victoria, 5th floor 

 

Rationale

To improve national competitiveness and increase export the Eastern Partner (EaP) countries need to develop the digital service infrastructure of their markets and e-Trade (paperless trade) systems.

e-Trade can be defined as the application of information and communications technologies (ICT) to improve export competitiveness of the country and its businesses. Exporters and importers can take advantage of these technologies to transform business processes so that they can compete more profitably, as well as to conduct trade deals and transactions in digital format across national borders. More specifically e-Trade is about the international trade transactions which covers either all or some parts of trade procedures on-line via e-Documents instead of conventional paper-based way.

To develop the digital services infrastructure of the national market and e-Trade system the country has to have the functioning telecommunications backbone and e-Commerce legal framework. 

 

Event Agenda*

13:00 – 13:30

 

Registration

13:30 – 14:00

 

Development of the National Digital Services Infrastructure in Belarus INFOPARK Association (Mr. Vladimir BASKO)

14:00 – 14:30

 

Strategic Initiative for Harmonising Digital Markets of the EU and Eastern Partners (EaP) countries - Results of the Digital Markets study in the EaP countries European Commission, DG Connect (Mr. Vassilis KOPANAS)

14:30 – 14:50

 

Cooperation Models between the EU and CIS countries in the ICT area FP7 EC, EAST-HORIZON & EECA-2-HORIZON (Dr Tatyana LYADNOVA, ICT NCP)

14:50 – 15:20

 

Coffee Break

15:20 – 15:50

 

Implementation expertise of the National Paperless Trade System in South Korea and interregional trade networks (PAA case) Representative of KTNET National Agency (Mr Sun Man Kim)

15:50 – 16:10

 

Initiative of the creation of United Trade-Information (Digital) Marketspace in the EuroAsian Economic Union: history, state of the art and prospect INFOPARK Association Chairman (Mr Viktor Dravitsa) and Informatization Department of EAEC (Mr Aleksander Khotko)

16:10 – 16:30

 

Concept of the National Portal for Export Trade Activities INFOPARK Association (Mr Valery Virkovski)

16:30 – 17:00

 

Approach and Business Model for the creation of the National Electronic Trade System on the base of Public-Private-Partnership approach INFOPARK Association (Mr Vladimir Anishchenko)

17:00  18:00

 

Panel discussion - National Digital Market Infrastructures in EaP & CIS countries

18:00  18:30

 

Cocktail Party

 
 

Conclusions

When developing the national e-Trade systems the following main components are to be considered by the project team

and three main areas shall be properly addressed:

  • Trade process renovation to accommodate changes;
  • Legal framework to support export-import trade process renovation and facilitate e-Business environment;
  • Technological platform to enable e-Trade services
 
* The event organized with the support from the EECA Cluster, SCS&T and BELISA (BY)