Australia to help boost digital trade in the Indo-Pacific


Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham


Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


 March 13, 2019


The Morrison Government has today launched a new $4.5 million program to help developing countries in the Indo-Pacific maximise the benefits of digital trade. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the ‘E-commerce Aid for Trade Fund’ would have a major focus on building e-commerce capacity and capability across the Indo-Pacific, including within the ASEAN region. “Digital trade is an increasingly important way for our region to connect and do business with the rest of the world,” Minister Birmingham said.