UNCTAD 4th meeting of the working group on measuring e-commerce and the digital economy

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Event dates: 30 November–1 December 2023

As agreed in May 2023 by the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Cooperation (UNCTAD), the working group on measuring e-commerce and the digital economy will address the following topics in the fourth meeting:

  • Progress in measuring e-commerce and the digital economy: Work by relevant international organisations.
  • Measuring the value of e-commerce.
  • Non-survey–based measurement of e-commerce and the digital economy.

The working group aims to improve the availability, quality, comparability, usability and relevance of statistics on e-commerce and the digital economy, in support of evidence-based policymaking particularly for developing countries.

The organiser welcomes written expert contributions from international organisations, national statistic offices, and other producers of official statistics on:

  • Recent examples of good practices and lessons learned in attempts to measure e-commerce, to inform topic (b)
  • National experiences of non-survey–based measurement of the digital economy, to inform topic (c)

For more information, please visit the official page.

[Webinar] Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

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The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to regulate the activity and development of major digital platforms so as to avoid the concentration of economic value in the hands of a few larger players. On 24 March 2022, the EU Parliament and the Council of the EU agreed on a draft text which introduces a specific regulation of digital platforms (known as ‘gatekeepers’) based on their economic size and activities as essential platform services.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to modernise the EU’s 2000 directive on e-commerce and the regulation of access to illegal content or products. On 23 April 2022,  a political agreement was reached between the EU Parliament and EU member states on the proposal on the DSA put forth by the EU Commission in December 2020. 

The Permanent Representation of France to the UN in Geneva, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva would like to invite you to the webinar:

Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

10 May 2022 

15:00-16:00 CEST 

(13:00 – 14:00 UTC)



During the panel speakers will:

  1. Discuss the economic, ethical, and political challenges of the development of large digital platforms and intermediate services; 
  2. Analyse the legislative work carried out by European institutions; 
  3. Discuss the challenges linked to the implementation of these regulations 


  • Mr Henri Verdier, Ambassador for digital affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France 
  • Mr Prabhat Agarwal, Head of Digital Services and Platforms Unit, Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)
  • Ms Marilia Maciel, Head of Digital Commerce and Internet Policy, Geneva Internet Platform
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