Communications Min. Urges Implementation Of National E-Commerce Strategy
Source: www.export-egypt.com 8/25/2018
Communications and Information Technology Minister Amr Talaat stressed Friday the importance of starting to prepare an e-commerce law, as well as implementing projects related to the National E-commerce Strategy, such as developing an electronic platform for Egyptian products.
In a statement issued by the ministry, Talaat explained that these projects are carried out in coordination and cooperation with all partners from the public and private sectors, and based on successful international experiences.
For her part, Director of Central Department for Information and Decision Support and Head of the ministry's e-commerce strategy Nagwa el-Shenawi said the ministry seeks to start implementing the e-commerce strategy, which was prepared in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
She added the international community is expected to follow up on the strategy.
She said the strategy is considered to be the first one to be prepared in this integrated format.
The strategy is one of the main axes of Egypt's transformation to the digital economy, she added.
Electronic commerce, or e-commerce conducted through electronic networks or electronic platforms, offers developing countries strong opportunities for inclusive economic growth.
UNCTAD’s ICT Policy Review (ICTPR) Program supports countries seeking to formulate a national e-commerce strategy through effective diagnostics, policy advice and customized strategy development.
Egypt is the first country to benefit from the use of the ICTPR integrated e-commerce diagnostic framework, according to UNCTAD.