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Prof. Xue Spoke at APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Expert Committee

2nd Working Conference of 2nd Expert Committee of APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance

  APEC Expert Committee for E-Commerce Business Alliance held its 2017 annual conference on 16th December, 2017 in Maison Albar Hotel, Chengdu, China. The conference was hosted by China International Electronic Commerce Center and  APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Secretariat, organized by China International Electronic Commerce Co. LTD and Intelligence Industry Committee of APEC-ECBA, and supported by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. APEC Research Center for Innovation and Development of Cross-border E-Commerce,  Chengdu Chengshi Culture Communication Co. LTD. and Sichuan Haidiya Technology Co. LTD were the co-organizers.

Prof. Xue gave a keynote presentation at the Conference on Chinese Draft E-Commerce Law and highlighted the key characteristics of the upcoming new Law that will be essential for the development of digital economy in the world as well as in China. Prof. Xue also actively took part in the expert discussion on global inclusive trade and pointed out that trade should not only benefit all the stakeholder involved (inclusive of currently disfranchised MSMEs, women and LDCs) but low or even eliminate barriers for accessing the global market. E-commerce’s potential to enable any business to access the borderless global access should not be reined by the traditional regulatory measures on exports and imports. New trade facilitation mechanisms, such as the enabling cross-border paperless trade through the UN Framework Agreement in Asia the Pacific , should be implemented for e-commerce and digital economy. Arbitrary distinctions and compliance measures (between goods and items or traders and buyers) should be reformed. Unification, simplification, digitization and automation should be the trend of development.

Agenda

Topic 1:APEC E-Commerce Development Report (2017) studying and best practice cases sharing

Moderator:Wang Jian, Chair of the Expert Committee, APEC-ECBA,  Director of APEC Cross-Border E-Commerce Innovation and Development Research Center

Armirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO Cyber Security Agency of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia

“Embracing The Growth and Trending Demand of E-Commerce in Malaysia”

Xue Hong, Director of Beijing Normal University Institute for Internet Policy & Law (IIPL) , Co-Director of UNCITRAL-BNU Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law

“An Overview of China’s Draft E-Commerce Law”

Qiu Qiong, Associate Dean, Research Institute of CIECC

“Global E-Commerce Report”

ž   Ouyang Cheng, Director of Cross-Border E-commerce Research Center of Alibaba Research Institute, Senior Expert of Alibaba Research Institute

“Report of Inclusive Trade Development and Chinese E-Commerce Practices”

Li Qian, VP- Public Affair and Policy, Amazon China

Amazon China Releases the Cross-Border Online Shopping Trend Report 2016”

Topic 2: ”Jinjiang Proposal” Framework and 2018 Work Plan

Moderator:Wang Jian, Chair of the Expert Committee, APEC-ECBA

ž   Framework based on “Jinjiang Proposal” by Wang Jian

ž   Discussion on the framework

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薛虹教授在国际商会中国国家委员会仲裁委员会电子商务争议解决研讨会主题发言

随着全球电子商务的发展,保护生产商和消费者权益愈来愈成为电子商务领域关注的焦点。为进一步发挥专业委员会作用,搭建行业专家交流平台,推动国际电子商务争议解决机制的研究和建立,促进形成以我为主的规则制定氛围,国际商会中国国家委员会仲裁委员会于2017年12月15日下午在国际商会大厦506会议室召开电子商务争议解决研讨会暨国际商会中国国家委员会(ICC China)仲裁委员会2017年下半年工作会议。ICC China仲裁委员会副主席、贸仲委副秘书长李虎博士,北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主任薛虹教授,ICC仲裁院委员、方达律师事务所合伙人师虹律师,阿里巴巴集团法务部樊俊伟高级法务等电子商务争议解决领域的专家在研讨会主题发言。薛虹教授介绍了我国《电子商务法》(草案)二次审议稿中关于电子商务争议解决章节的内容,深入分析该法的实施对于电子商务企业(特别是平台企业)的影响及我国网上争议解决制度的重大发展。薛教授还讨论了欧盟关于消费者非诉讼性争议解决指令及网上争议解决法规的主要内容及实施情况,分析了联合国国际贸易法委员会曾经存在的网上争议解决工作组及其所形成的“非约束性、仅供参考”的技术指南等国际法律文件。

与参会代表共同探讨全球电子商务争议解决的需求、现状和方式选择,并介绍和发布《当事人与仲裁庭在国际商会仲裁规则下参与仲裁程序的指引》、讨论ICC仲裁委员会2017年秋季会议成果等。薛教授详细解答了与会的企事业代表关于电子商务立法情况的各类问题。

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Prof. Xue Addressed at APIDE Asia-EU Dialogue on Digital Economy

The withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) process, and the current deep freeze of U.S.-EU negotiations on a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has generated gaps in plurilateral efforts to promote the Digital Economy through targeted policy initiatives and regional commercial frameworks. It has become difficult to address emerging digital challenges in areas like privacy and intellectual property in key economic sectors such as healthcare, financial services, and government procurement despite agreement among all parties that measures to support the cross-border flow of data are central to economic growth and innovation.

A related objective of this first dialogue held in Washington DC on November 6-7, 2017, co-organized by Asia and Europe Dialogue on Growing the Digital Economy and John Hopkins University SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations was to mobilize a network of academic experts on the Digital Economy across Europe and Asia. Improved and sustained interaction among the scholarly, business, government, and NGO communities is likely to contribute to the development of sound policies supportive of growth and continued innovation in digital markets. Prof. Xue took part in the Dialogue and chaired the Session I:  Moving from an “Internet” to a “Digital” Economy and gave a keynote in Session V:  Managing Transformative Digital Technologies.

As stated by Prof. Xue, more than 800 million Chinese are online. China boasts the largest online consumer market and is second only to the United States in the size of its B2B online commerce. Malaysia’s Central Bank has just introduced guidelines for mobile payments and the country is among the largest centers for data processing globally. Japan is investing heavily in next generation technologies, prominently AI and robotics. The Republic of Korea boasts global industry leaders, such as Samsung and Naver. India has also fully embraced the potential of the Digital Economy. A recent example is the government’s push to reduce the amount of paper money in circulation and grow the digital payments space.

Yet overall the Asia-Pacific region is less connected digitally among its constituent parts, and less connected to North America and Europe than the other two regions are connected to each other. Europe has the largest share of interregional data flows of all regions, and is pushing international norms on a series of issues related to the digital economy that could have significant repercussions in the Asia-Pacific region. European companies account for 21% of Internet of Things (IoT) companies globally, compared to a 5% share for Chinese and Japanese companies. European companies account for 32% of big data companies globally, compared to 6% for Chinese and Indian companies and 2% for Japanese and Korean companies. Yet Europe suffers problems of fragmentation, scale, and divisions between “network-ready” western and northern Europe and less-ready countries in southern and eastern Europe.

Asia-Pacific views on the Digital Economy are rooted more in an economic imperative than a social perspective. There are also significant implications flowing from the EU’s view of data protection as a fundamental human right in sharp contrast to China’s view of data security as a fundamental state right. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to be implemented by the EU in May 2018, has sparked deep concerns across the Asia-Pacific region regarding regulatory costs, market access and the impact on innovation and growth. European views on privacy and Asian concerns about the extent to which such views may be pushed via regulation might be addressed in part, but not fully, through better technology. National and regional regulation needs to be grounded in how the technology actually operates. The diversity in approaches to the management of data seen in Asia may be more functional than the conformity demanded by the European approach. “Adequacy” provisions are moving forward between the EU and Japan, and most likely between the EU and the Republic of Korea, with uncertain implications for other Asia-Pacific countries or broader international norms.

The event helped to frame and energize a dialogue between Asian and European scholars with the goal of supporting parallel discussions in government and private sector policy circles on the tools and processes essential to the management and growth of the Digital Economy.  The outcomes from this meeting will be further developed at subsequent sessions planned for Tokyo (Spring 2018) and Brussels (Fall 2018).

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Prof. Xue Presented at APTFF 2017

Gratitude Letter_Prof. Hong Xue

ESCAP, ADB and the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs Indonesia organized the 8th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum from the 5-8 September 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The theme for this year’s APTFF is Trade Facilitation Innovations for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation is the leading regional platform for the exchange of information, experiences and practice on trade facilitation. The APTFF has been organized by UN ESCAP and ADB and growing number of partners since 2009. The Forum attracts over 250 participants from over 30 countries. This year’s Forum featured panel discussions, interactive sessions and an exhibition highlighting innovations and trends in trade facilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum also included a number of side-events providing more in-depth exploration of the pertinent trade facilitation issues. These events are held to maximize learning and capacity building on trade facilitation of participants attending the Forum. While the nature and number of side events vary every year, they generally include a study tour organized by the host country, as well as technical workshops co-organized with the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT), WCO or other members of the Global Facilitation Partnerships for Trade and Transport (GFP).

Prof. Xue presented on legal impact of international digital trade at the Session 3 Facilitating Trade Behind the Border: Creating an Enabling (Business) Environment for Cross-border trade on September 6, 2017. She also participated in the UNNExT Advisory Committee Meeting. On September 7, 2017, Prof. Xue moderated the UNCITRAL Side Event “Taking FTA Electronic Commerce Chapters Seriously: UNCITRAL Texts for Mutual Recognition of Electronic Communications and Signatures” and actively contributed to the Panel’s discussion and Q&A.

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国际电子商务法联合认证项目2017春季学术活动周 JCP 2017 Spring Week Series of Academic Events

国际贸易法委员会亚太地区中心(UNCITRAL RCAP)与北京师范大学(BNU)国际电子商务法联合认证项目(JCP)自2013年建立以来,于2014年至2016年成功举办了三届“国际电子商务法学术周”活动,包括学术研讨会、学术讲座、模拟法庭等,与教学科研紧密结合、良性互动,成效显著。在《中华人民共和国电子商务法》(草案)已经提请中国全国人大常委会初次审议的背景下,“联合认证项目第四届春季国际电子商务法学术周”(2017 Spring JCP Academic Week)活动将于2017年6月第一周在北京师范大学法学院举办,主要包括以下活动:2017年6月5日13:30“一带一路经济体跨境电子商务法律问题国际研讨会”在北师大法学院学术报告厅举行;2017年6月6日18点“国际电子商务法国际专家讲座”在北师大法学院1922教室举行;以及于2017年6月3日合作主办的“电子商务发展与立法国际研讨会”。

一带一路经济体跨境电子商务法律问题国际研讨会

International Seminar on Legal Issues in Cross-Border E-Commerce Among One Belt One Road Economies

 

主办单位:北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心(Beijing Normal University Institute for Internet Policy & Law)

合办单位:国际商会中国国家委员会海关与贸易便利化委员会(ICC China Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee )

日期、时间:20176513:30-17:00 / 5 June 2017 13:30-17:00

地点:北京师范大学法学院学术报告厅(北师大后主楼1822 / Beijing Normal University Law School Auditorium

主持人:北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主任 薛虹教授 / Prof. dr. Hong Xue, Director of BNU Institute for Internet Policy & Law

2017年6月5日下午,一带一路经济体跨境电子商务法律问题国际研讨会(International Seminar on Legal Issues in Cross-Border E-Commerce Among One Belt One Road Economies)在后主楼1824高铭暄学术会议室举行。本次研讨会是由北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主办国际商会中国国家委员会海关与贸易便利化委员会合办的本次研讨会由北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主任薛虹教授现场主持,中华人民共和国商务部条约法律司黄杰处长、阿里研究院电商研究中心副主任薛艳女士、亿邦动力总裁郑敏先生、网规研究中心主任阿拉木斯先生和联合国国际贸易法委员会Luca Castellani先生 / Mr. Luca Castellani出席本次研讨会并进行主题发言。阿里巴巴集团、亿邦动力国际电子商务股份有限公司等企业和联合国国际贸易法委员会的代表以及北京师范大学的师生代表共计40余人参加了会议。六位主讲人分别从不同方面对一带一路跨境电商法律问题提出了自己的研究成果和畅想。

会议开始,在薛虹教授热烈欢迎各位嘉宾代表与会人员出席本次会议,并简单介绍了本次会议的与会人员和议程。

随后中华人民共和国商务部条约法律司黄杰处长就中国电子商务法草案中跨境电子商务法律制度发表了建议,他表示跨境电商对互联网+和双创都有促进、先导作用,对一带一路的建设提供了更好的平台。我们要在进行制度创新,推动制度设计,探索立法,借鉴各国立法经验。跨境电商作为新生事物,我们在立法中用专章来进行了总体规范,7个条款都是原则性规范,给未来的发展预留了足够的空间。

薛艳副主任以 eWTP助力“一带一路”建设为主题,就一带一路倡议与网上丝绸之路;阿里大数据与各沿路国的接入程度;阿里实践的经验; eWTP畅想四个方面进行了深入的讲解。

郑敏总裁主要为我们介绍了现阶段跨境电商态势的思考,他提到跨境电商主要带来了4个方面的变化,并介绍了跨境电商最新的动态:品质商品接棒拉动增长、趋零售态势更明显、新空间是综合供应链服务、数字丝路是海陆空网相乘、政策规则反复不必悲观。

阿拉木斯就我国“国内法律下跨境电子商务的平台责任”进行了深入的分析。他先从国内4个新事件入手,介绍了平台责任发展的3个阶段、6个趋势、以及现状,并总结了给平台责任的不确定因素,最后提出了不断拉高平台责任的危害。

薛虹教授以其丰富的实务经验和深厚的学术素养,主要介绍了联合国最新形成的《亚太地区跨境无纸贸易便利化框架协定》的主要形成过程和主要内容。该协定是由中、韩、俄三国领导倡议形成,在亚太地区适用,旨在促进各成员国法律与实践的协调化,其最核心的法律贡献是规范了电子形式贸易数据和文件的跨境互认。

Luca Castellani先生主要介绍了《联合国国际合同使用电子通讯公约》,他认为,实体贸易想要在现有各国法律体系上实现一体化很难,但跨境电商作为新生事物,应采用不同的模式,将联合国示范法推广到各国,以实现贸易便利化。他还认为跨境电商中,B2B虽然是不可避免的难点,但G2G更是难点。如何讲非歧视原则、功能等同原则、技术中立原则理想的适用于各国的司法、公法模式是我们要一直努力的工作,但现在更迫在眉睫的是怎么将该3个原则适用于跨境贸易便利化中。

会议最后,薛虹教授在总结讲话中再次对各位代表的出席和表示衷心感谢

本次研讨会是北京师范大学法学院“国际电子商务联合认证项目第四届春季国际电子商务法学术周”(2017 Spring JCP Academic Week)的系列活动之一。联合国国际贸易法委员会亚太地区中心(UNCITRAL RCAP)与北京师范大学(BNU)国际电子商务法联合认证项目(JCP)自2013年建立以来,于2014年至2016年成功举办了三届“国际电子商务法学术周”活动,包括学术研讨会、学术讲座、模拟法庭等,与教学科研紧密结合、良性互动,成效显著。

 附会议议程:

13:30-13:45 简要介绍 / Introduction

13:45-14:15 中国《电子商务法》草案中跨境电子商务法律制度 / Legal Systems on Cross-Border E-Commerce in the Draft of Chinese E-Commerce Law

主讲人:商务部条约法律司刘红处长 / Ms. Hong Liu, Treaty and Law Department, Ministry of Commerce

14:15-14:45  eWTP助力“一带一路”建设 / eWTP Empowers the Construction of One Belt One Road

主讲人:阿里研究院电商研究中心副主任薛艳女士 / Ms. Yan Xue, Deputy Director of E-Commerce Research Center, Ali Academy

14:45-15:15 跨境电子商务态势思考 / Thoughts on the Trend of Cross-Border E-Commerce

主讲人:亿邦动力总裁郑敏先生 / Mr. Min Zheng, CEO of of Ebrun International E-Commerce Inc.

15:15-15:45 国内法律下跨境电子商务的平台责任 / The Liability of Cross-border E-Commerce Platforms under the Domestic Laws

主讲人:网规研究中心主任阿拉木斯先生 / Mr. Alamusi, Director of Net Rules Research Center

15:45-16:15 联合国亚太地区跨境无纸化贸易便利化框架协议 / Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

主讲人:北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主任薛虹教授 / Prof. dr. Hong Xue, Director of BNU Institute for Internet Policy & Law

16:15-16:45联合国国际合同使用电子通讯公约 / United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

主讲人:联合国国际贸易法委员会Luca Castellani先生 / Mr. Luca Castellani, UNCITRAL

16:45-17:00 会议总结 / Conclusion

国际电子商务法国际专家讲座

International Expert Lecture on International E-Commerce Law

主办单位:北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心

日期、时间:20176月618:00-20:00 / 6 June 2017 18:00-20:00

地点:北京师范大学法学院1922教室 / Beijing Normal University Law School Classroom 1922

主持人:北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主任 薛虹教授 / Prof. dr. Hong Xue, Director of BNU Institute for Internet Policy & Law

主讲人:联合国国际贸易法委员会Luca Castellani先生 / Mr. Luca Castellani, UNCITRAL

 

电子商务发展与立法国际研讨会

International Symposium on E-Commerce Legislation and Industrial Development

2017年6月3日 3 June 2017′

主办单位:北京外国语大学 Beijing Foreign Studies University

支持单位:国际电子商务法联合认证项目 UNCITRAL RCAP-BNU Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

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