This workshop is based on the joint efforts of three United Nations Regional Commissions (UNRCs), namely ESCAP, ECA and ECLAC, on digital trade regulatory analysis and integration. Its objectives are to build the capacity of the Forum for East Asia and Latin America (FEALAC) and other participating UN member states by familiarizing them with the ESCAP-ECA-ECLAC harmonized methodology for digital trade regulatory analysis and to allow member states to share experiences and learn from each other.
This workshop will present key research findings based on the first joint report of the three UNRCs on Digital Trade Regulatory Review for Asia-Pacific, Africa, and LAC 2023 (RCDTR), followed by an experience-sharing session from the African region. The second day of the workshop will feature a session dedicated to FEALAC and Asia-Pacific countries. The roundtable discussion on 24 February will give the member states opportunities to discuss the RDTII methodology, challenges in data collection, the use of the RDTII in policymaking and technical assistance needs.
The workshop is organized with the support of FEALAC as a side event of the first session of the ESCAP Committee on Trade, Investment, Enterprise and Business Innovation.