More than 100 representatives of the public and private sector of the field of telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) met on June 19, 2019, to form the “Working Tables for the construction of the National Strategy for Electronic Commerce”, which is headed by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society (Mintel), with the support of the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries.
The event, which was held at the University of the Americas (UDLA), is part of the development of the Innovative and Competitive Ecuador program of the Ecuador Digital Strategy.
The Vice-Minister of Information and Communication Technologies, Patricio Real, highlighted the work that Mintel is developing to promote the use of technology in the sectors that promote the country’s economic development.
Representing the private sector was Andrés Burbano de Lara, president of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Innovation and Technology of Ecuador (Citec), who pointed out the importance of developing electronic commerce to transform the country in a few years.
Attendees worked on four main topics: Legal framework, Local logistics and e-commerce facilitation, Payment systems and security, and Growth of e-commerce in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
These working groups will be replicated in Cuenca and Guayaquil in the coming months, to receive ideas and proposals on e-commerce from the country’s various actors. (I)