ICC contribution to the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy

Information and communications technology (ICT) is playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Direct references to the catalytic power of ICT for development are cited as specific targets in four of the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), however the majority, if not all, of the SDGs would be served by the application of ICT, both using emerging and existing technologies.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy seeks to promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of ICT through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice. This response to the consultation Fostering Development Gains from Domestic and Cross-border E-commerce in Developing Countries will focus on one of the fundamental barriers to e-commerce: access and meaningful use of digital technologies.

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