Advancing E-Commerce in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Region

Advancing E-Commerce in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Region

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Abstract

APEC is a group of countries in the Asia-Pacific region that subscribe to economic cooperation. During the past decade, governments and private organizations in the APEC region have had to deal with the issue of e-commerce, as it has become a growing domestic, regional, and international marketplace and trading mechanism. There are many examples of e-commerce, including the popular eBay Internet trading marketplace as well as Amazon.com, supporting both customer-to-customer (C to C) and business-to-customer (B to C) transactions. Over the past decade, APEC has created an Electronic Commerce Steering Group and the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group, and has made advances in areas such as cyber security, data privacy, and consumer protection. The main goal of these initiatives is to develop practical policy ...

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