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Executive Forum 2000

Export Development in the Digital Economy

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Summary of discussions held at Executive Forum 2000 organized by the International Trade Centre and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs in Montreux, Switzerland in September 2000 - focuses on the role and importance of digital economy in building and maintaining export performance in developing countries; assesses impact of e-trade on traditional export practices and explores how developing and transition economies have responded to competitive challenges of digital economy; examines conditions for a relevant national environment allowing sustainable and effective participation in digital economy; discusses short-term initiatives required to promote electronic competency and e-trade capability within public and private sectors; outlines role of national trade support institutions, and key concepts for strategy makers addressing national response to digital economy.

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Acknowledgements

Special thanks go to ITC’s partner in Executive Forum 2000, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco), whose generous support enabled ITC to extend the Executive Forum initiative into the realm of the digital economy. The participation of Mr David Syz, Secretary of State, and seco’s Mr Hans Haefliger was particularly appreciated.

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