November 8, 2000
Orginal Date: March 10, 2000
FTAA JOINT GOVERNMENT-PRIVATE SECTOR COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
1. Opening of meeting and approval of the Agenda.
2. Technical assistance (outstanding item 7 from Agenda of Sixth meeting, document FTAA.ecom/inf/55).
3. Item 1 of current work plan (FTAA.ecom/w/07)
Access and Infrastructure:
(to include Tripartite Committee study on Indicators relevant to the determination of Internet readiness in FTAA members)
4. Item 2 of current work plan (FTAA.ecom/w/07)
(to include Tripartite Committee study on a Compendium on Legal and Regulatory Framework Relevant to the Operation of Electronic Commerce in Countries
of the Western Hemisphere)
Study by the Tripartite Committee on successful models to facilitate access to the network and Internet use, and relevant cultural aspects.
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Issues faced by SMEs in utilizing the Internet as a medium for electronic commerce (based on submissions from national delegations).
5. Other business.
Study by the Tripartite Committee on international experiences of government programs destined to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with respect
to access to the Internet, export promotion and logistics.
Presentation of Internet sites that indicate best practices and usage by SMEs in the region and worldwide.