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2016-07-05 Business World Australia


JINJIANG, China, July 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum was held on June 29, 2016 inJinjiang, Fujian province, China.


The forum was co-organized by APEC and China's Ministry of Commerce, with the support of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the General Administration of Customs, and jointly sponsored by the China International Electronic Commerce Center, the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance and the municipal government of Jinjiang. Jinjiang is witnessing dynamic growth in foreign trade and especially in cross-border e-commerce.


APEC Secretariat Executive Director Alan Bollard, Chinese Assistant Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan and senior government officials from APEC economies as well as over 300 representatives from leading companies in the Asia Pacificregion and e-commerce experts discussed the topic of how cross-border e-commerce boosts inclusive trade at the forum. The China International Electronic Commerce Center released the key data from China E-commerce Report 2015.


The 2nd Experts Committee of the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance was announced at the forum. The new Expert Committee includes 32 members, who were approved and whose names were recorded as part of the minutes of APEC's inaugural E-Commerce Task Force Session at the Senior Officials Meeting 2016, following the selection by the alliance's Secretariat of candidates that had been nominated or recommended by the governments of APEC members.


At the closing ceremony of the forum, Chairman of the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Zhu Xiaoliang released the Jinjiang Proposal put forth by the alliance. The Jinjiang Proposal will be an item on the agenda of the APEC Senior Officials Meeting and reported to the APEC E-Commerce Steering Group as well as made available to APEC member countries on APEC's official website.