The APEC ODR Collaborative Framework (endorsed at EC 2 in 2019) uses digital tools to assist MSMEs with cross-border trade. The Framework calls for a centralized website dedicated to the implementation of the Framework. This project addresses outstanding issues with the website.
At EC 1 2021, economies endorsed an Administrative Implementation Work Plan with an accompanying APEC Satellite Website proposal for the establishment of the centralized website. The EC recognized the Administrative Implementation Work Plan and Satellite Website proposals as “living documents”, noting that they will be further refined. Japan, as the economy responsible for the website, is in the process of launching the satellite website under an APEC domain name.
Due to travel restrictions, the project will include four webinars
to present the new website and address remaining issues. The webinars will last 1 to 2 hours over a two-month period.