Seminar on 'The Emergence of e-Commerce and its Impact on Economies of OIC Member Countries'
Date: 28-30 October 2008
Venue: Istanbul - Türkiye

Istanbul, TurkeyA seminar on “The Emergence of e-Commerce and its Impact on Economies of OIC Member Countries” was co-organized by the SESRIC, IDB and the COMCEC Coordination Bureau in Istanbul, Turkey on October 28 – 30, 2008.

It was attended by 35 representatives from 30 OIC Member Countries and the speakers from various International Organizations made presentations on the belowlisted subjects:

“Do we need rules to regulate the worldwideweb? Case Study by the WTO”, by WTO

“e-Bussiness, ICTs and innovation: Some implications for developing countries” by UNCTAD

“The role of the Trade Information Network for Islamic Countries (TINIC) in developing intra-OIC e-commerce” by ICTD

“e-Commerce: Governance, Trade and Developing Challenges”

“The Role of Intellectual Property in e-Commerce” by WIPO

“e-Commerce and coordinated Border Management” by WCO

“Focus on Copyright in the Digital Environment” by WIPO

After the concluding speeches of some OIC Member Country representatives, the representative of SESRIC, Mr. Huseyin Hakan Eryetli, Acting Director of the Publication and IT Department, emphasized that each OIC Member Country is currently at a different phase of implementing e-Commerce and it would be necessary to circulate questionnaires to determine country-specific training needs.