National Launch of the eTrade Readiness Assessment of Mongolia

June 8
10:00 am
 – 1:30 pm

In close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNCTAD is organizing the national launch of the eTrade Readiness Assessment (eT Ready) of Mongolia. The event aims to present the main findings of the Assessment to the members of the National E-Commerce Task Force, development partners and representatives of the private sector.

The Assessment was conducted in 2022 with the financial support of the Government of Korea and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). It is the result of a series of multistakeholder consultations, of primary data collected through three dedicated surveys (public sector, private sector and consumers) as well as relevant inputs from development and eTrade for all partners.

The event will be also an opportunity for the MFA and the Customs authorities to launch UNCTAD ASYCUDA programme – phase 1, aimed at introducing e-Borders for customs transit and pre-arrival customs processing for e-commerce operators.

The eT Ready/ASYCUDA launches will be part of 3-day high-level events, including: i) a Global Digital Dialogue (GDD 2.0), organized by the United Nations of Mongolia, in collaboration with MDDC and UNCTAD, focusing on the role of e-commerce for facilitating digital trade and economic diversification at the global level, and ii) the ICT Ministerial Meeting 2023 hosted by the Government of Mongolia on the theme ‘Building Inclusive Digital Economy’, to exchange knowledge on best practices and explore avenue of cooperation across institutions. Several Ministers and high-level representatives from various countries and regions are expected to attend the meetings.

On the 12th of June, a roundtable with development partners will be organized by UNCTAD and the UN Resident Coordinator Office to bring together relevant partners and donors to discuss potential collaboration and synergies on the implementation of the high-priority recommendations included in the eT Ready Assessment.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia

Sponsor / funding:
Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development