Policy Briefs

E-Commerce as Asia's New Growth Engine

By Fukunari Kimura and Lurong Chen

ERIA Policy Brief 2017-02

Posted: October 2017


The development of cross-border electronic commerce (e-commerce) is changing the world's economic landscape. To better grasp the opportunities of this global trend of growth, Asian countries will still need to make progress in areas such as connectivity, services, rules and regulations, and labour skills. In addition to market mechanism that shall lead the transition, government policy can help the market maximize the advantage of information revolution, and avoid potential market failure. Asian countries may consider policy effort on promoting e-commerce from following aspects:


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