|作者：||Brunei Darussalam, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, China, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Qatar, Seychelles, Singapore and Turkey|
|文件編號：||JOB/CTG/5, JOB/DEV/43, JOB/GC/117, JOB/IP/22, JOB/SERV/249|
WORK PROGRAMME ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
Electronic commerce and development
Non-paper from Brunei Darussalam; Colombia; Costa Rica; Hong Kong, China; Israel; Malaysia; Mexico; Nigeria; Pakistan; Panama; Qatar; Seychelles; Singapore and Turkey
The following non-paper, dated 10 February 2017, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Singapore.
1.1. E-Commerce can be and has been leveraged to support development. For one, it has made interactions between consumers and businesses much easier. E-commerce has opened up new opportunities for businesses in developing countries, especially micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), by reducing the cost of doing business, and allowing them to reach a wider market. The consumer experience, whether in the areas of media and entertainment, air travel and tourism, and even taxi rides, has changed over the past few years, thanks to e-commerce. Between businesses, the digital interface allows for more efficient operations and supply chains. The data generated also allows for optimisation and innovation in their business models. All this presents a big well of untapped potential, which could boost economic growth and development in developing countries.
 This document was previously issued as JOB/GC/101/Rev.1. This document also adds Brunei Darussalam as co-sponsor.