Session 7 (Panel session): Embracing the Digital Age: Supporting Growth Opportunities for All Through Safe and Sustainable E-Commerce

11 Oct 2023 11:40 12:30
Dietmar Jost Moderator Global Express Association
Yoshiro Baba Speaker Japan Customs
Philippe Duponteil Speaker Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union, EU
Siva Gunesparan Speaker GUUD Singapore
Alexander de Voet Speaker Accenture Border Services

The connectivity to the Internet by an ever-growing number of persons makes trading across borders more accessible through the use of e-commerce platforms/marketplaces and through emerging e-commerce business models.

In parallel to the opportunities for global economic growth, cross-border e-commerce, in particular Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) transactions, is presenting a number of new challenges to governments. These span from undervaluation, mis-declaration, to various safety and security challenges and concerns.

This session will showcase how Customs administrations cooperate with e-commerce stakeholders, and leverage on data and technology to implement the WCO Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce and support safe, secure and sustainable cross-border e-commerce.