APEC Blueprint for Action on Electronic Commerce

Resolutions and Declarations

The APEC Blueprint acknowledges the ‘enormous potential of electronic commerce to expand business opportunities, reduce costs, increase of efficiency, improve the quality life, and facilitate the greater participation of small business in global commerce.’ It also highlights some of the commitments i.e., ‘the work program’ that the APEC ministers agreed:

1. Understanding work to develop measures and indicators on the uptake, use and flows of electronic commerce;

2. Identifying the economic costs that inhibit increased uptake of electronic commerce, including those imposed by regulatory and market environments;

3. Exploring further economic and technical cooperation (ECOTECH activities) to facilitate the uptake, use and maximisation of benefits of electronic commerce in APEC member economies.