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Digital Trade Standards Initiative launches under the umbrella of the International Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday 4 March 2020 12:30 CET | News

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched the Digital Trade Standards Initiative (DSI) – a collaborative cross-industry effort to enable the standardisation of digital trade.

The ICC DSI will build on work done by various likeminded initiatives, many of which aim to digitise trade, notably through the development of open trade and technology standards to promote interoperability.

The ICC DSI will promote greater economic inclusion through the development of open trade standards. This will facilitate technical interoperability among the variety of blockchain-based networks and technology platforms that have entered the trade space over the past two years.

The ICC DSI will be supported by seed-funding committed by the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Singapore, in addition to ICC’s support. The ICC DSI will be run as an independent entity out of the recently-established ICC Centre for Future Trade.

ICC anticipates the implementation of a full-time management team and a global and diverse steering committee to provide guidance and set priorities for the project’s development.

ICC has opened the recruitment process to hire a managing director to lead operations within the ICC DSI, with an official launch event to follow once this first process completed.


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Keywords: Digital Trade Standards Initiative, International Chamber of Commerce, digital trade
Categories: Banking & Fintech | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement
Countries: World
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