The 2022 edition of the E-Commerce Package is now online

On 24 June 2022 the WCO Council endorsed the revised versions of the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce (E-Commerce FoS) and the Technical Specifications to the FoS resulting from the first periodic review of the Framework and the tools that support its implementation and form part of the WCO E-Commerce Package.

The periodic review that started in January 2021, after the completion of the E-Commerce Package, confirmed the relevance of the key principles on which the E-Commerce FoS is based, namely: Advance Electronic Data and Risk Management; Facilitation and Simplification; Fair and Efficient Revenue Collection; Safety and Security; Partnerships; Public Awareness, Outreach and Capacity Building; Measurement and Analysis; and Leveraging Transformative Technologies.

As a result of the review, a new standard on data quality has been included in the E-Commerce FoS, and reinforcing language has been inserted in the existing standards on risk management for facilitation and control, and advanced technologies and innovation. The technical specifications for these standards have also been expanded. Certain annexes to the Technical Specifications have been enhanced based on practices and experiences shared by Members.

Furthermore, the Council endorsed the 3rd edition of the Compendium of Case Studies on E-Commerce. Ten new case studies have been added to the Compendium bringing the total number of case studies to thirty-four. Other updates in the third edition include the addition to Section II of a reference table on the different revenue collection models, as well as updates by Members to some of the case studies provided for the previous editions of the Compendium.

The Compendium of Case Studies on E-Commerce supports the WCO membership with practical examples of how individual Members address priority issues such as the exchange of advance electronic data, facilitation, safety, security and revenue collection (including de minimis levels). The information included in the Compendium can supplement the annexes to the Technical Specifications dealing with Reference Datasets for Cross-Border E-Commerce and Revenue Collection Approaches.

The revised versions of the above-referred documents are now publicly available in English and French on the dedicated section of the WCO web-site.

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