The First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference

The First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference was held February 9-10 in Beijing. The conference was co-organized by the World Customs Organization and China Customs with almost 2,000 participants from various regions of the world.  

IFCBA Secretary Carol West was asked to speak on one of the breakout panel sessions as a co-lead for the Trade Facilitation and Simplification sub-group of the WCO Working Group on E-Commerce. To listen to her comments, please click here

An outcome of the conference is the Beijing Declaration, which can be found here

In addition to the official Beijing Declaration, a Call for Actions by China Cross-border E-commerce Enterprises was issued.  

The World Customs Organization is continuing work on its draft  Cross Border E-Commerce Framework of Standards which is expected to be presented to the WCO Council meeting in June.

If you have questions or comments, or would like to share your country’s experience with e-commerce, please contact us at ifcba@ifcba.org