OECD Global Forum on Trade

OECD Global Forum on Trade 2023

Making Digital Trade Work For All

Paris, France | 3 October 2023

The aim of this Global Forum on Trade is to promote an evidence-based multistakeholder dialogue on how we can collectively make digital trade work for all.

The digital transformation is changing how and what we trade. This gives rise to new opportunities for firms of all sizes to internationalise; for individuals, including women entrepreneurs, to be more actively involved in trade transactions; and for countries at all levels of development to participate and benefit from trade. However, the benefits of digitalisation for trade are not automatic. The digital transformation also raises new challenges, such as growing digital fragmentation, rising competitive pressures and concentration of economic activities, supply chain disruptions, and challenges in ensuring greater inclusiveness for all people.


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