Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
November 12, 2018

Senior Officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convene to sign the Agreement on Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce) at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on November 12, 2018.

The agreement, which further promotes innovation in e-commerce across the Southeast Asian region, is considered important due to the high demands in Internet connectivity and increased usage of smartphones.

Likewise, the necessity of Internet access as a way of paying goods and services, as well as in starting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), are seen as contributors in the escalation of e-commerce in the Southeast Asian region.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez represents the Philippines in the said event.

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