The report was released at the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Conference on Innovation and Trade Implementation Practices which took place in Medan, Indonesia, on 29 June 2013. The conference was attended by leading businesses, trade officials, industry associations, and representatives from APEC’s 21 countries. eBay Inc. was represented by Head of Public Policy, APAC, Sassoon Grigorian, addressing the session on Smart Regulations and Policies for Innovation.
The panel focused on several issues to improve regulation and included the findings of Commerce 3.0: Creating More Opportunity in Asia Pacific report. Among areas addressed to improve innovation and trade policy included:
- Harmonisation of regulations across the region;
- Developing regulations from the perspective of SME’s;
- Regulations to take into account how organisations trade; and
- Applying data-enhanced models to the regulatory process.