Volume 13 (2018) / Issue 4
Shuzhong Ma, Yuxi Chai, Jinmin Wang, Yan Duan, 'New Digital Infrastructure, Cross-Border E-Commerce and Global Vision of Creating Electronic World Trade Platform' (2018) 13 Global Trade and Customs Journal, Issue 4, pp. 157–167
The rapid development of cross-border e-commerce has integrated with the global economy more closely in the past decade. How to create global digital customs to facilitate cross-border e-commerce on the basis of national Single Window system has become an important task for national governments and international organizations such as World Customs Organizations? The article aims to explore the relationship between technological progress, cross-border e-commerce and the establishment of global digital customs from the dimensions of the latest development of new digital infrastructure, national Single Window system and global vision of creating Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). It is argued that cross-border e-commerce platforms, national Single Window and eWTP, all of which are indispensable for the establishment of global digital customs, have close linkages in business regulation, data sharing and information exchange. The establishment of global digital customs requires global governance through the joint efforts by firms, national governments and international organizations.
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