During February 2016 APEC Meeting in Lima, Peru, the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance established its 2nd APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Expert Council conformed by 32 e-commerce experts from government, academia and the private sector in the APEC region. At the time, Aldo Myrick Managing Director of eHunting Associates / Director of Multilateral Affairs for the Latin America eCommerce Institute, has been nominated as member of the Council.
The APEC-ECBA was created in 2001 to (1) promote cooperation between the public and private sectors in the field of e-commerce, (2) provide a forum for information sharing between APEC member economies, and (3) develop e-commerce across different industry sectors. ECBA’s secretariat is based in the China International E-Commerce Center, a quasi-public agency under China’s Ministry of Commerce. The first ECBA Expert Council was formed in 2010 to strengthen and support ECBA’s mission through research, reports, training and other initiatives. ECBA holds annual conferences for the Expert Council and other APEC-based government and private sector stakeholders.
In late June or early July 2016, ECBA will hold its 6th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum called “Realize Inclusive Trade Through Cross-Border Electronic Commerce.”