ICC Document & publication

A Global Action Plan for Electronic Business – Third Edition

Business believes that a number of fundamental principles should shape the policies that govern electronic business if the promises of electronic business are to be fulfilled. In this context, we provide the following Policy Principles for Global Electronic Business.

This third edition of the Global Action Plan for Electronic Business published by the Alliance for Global Business (AGB) reflects a number of developments in the global discussions about electronic business since the first Global Action Plan was submitted on behalf of business to the OECD Ministerial in Ottawa, Canada, in October 1998.

Part II of this document establishes a set of fundamental principles as the basis for the framework in which policymaking for electronic commerce should take place.

Part III presents a proposed framework for action that has been agreed to by the world’s leading international business organizations that are working together to provide business leadership, in cooperation with governments and others.

Part IV of the document presents a sample compilation of successful self-regulatory solutions currently in use or being developed, and indicates progress made in those projects that were also featured in the first and second editions of the Global Action Plan.

Finally, Part V describes the Alliance for Global Business.