ASEAN Summit: Ease of doing e-commerce in ASEAN
During the ASEAN Summit in November 2018 in Singapore, Southeast Asian ministers signed a landmark pact, The ASEAN Agreement on Electronic Commerce, to create a conducive environment for e-commerce in the ASEAN region. This pact seeks to strengthen trust and confidence in online transactions and help state members seize opportunities to grow their economies.
(i) Facilitate cross-border e-commerce transactions;
(ii) Contribute to creating an environment of trust and confidence in the use of e-Commerce; and
(iii) Deepen co-operation among ASEAN Member States to further develop and intensify.