[size=36]Iraq is discussing with the United Nations an assessment of its readiness for electronic commerce[/size]
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held the Ministry of Commerce, a panel of high - level session on assessing Iraq 's readiness for e-commerce program in cooperation with the United Nations Program on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to develop e - commerce and the digital economy in Iraq.
"The technological progress in the field of communication, development and communication means witnessed by the world today has allowed the possibility of conducting e-commerce operations that help to develop internal and external trade and reduce many," said Adel Khudair Masoudi, Director General of Foreign Economic Relations Department at the ministry. Of the procedures and routine and save time and quick access to the consumer if the intended destination and therefore the organization of this process according to legal frameworks and procedural and statistical help in the sale and purchase of products by electronic means.
He added that "the establishment by Iraq of a legal framework for electronic commerce is a key element in the organization of this sector to take the commercial area in the reality of the Iraqi economy and contribute to increase the volume of trade exchange of import and export with all countries of the world, especially as Iraq seeks to join the World Trade Organization, Electronic one of its pillars ".
For his part, the assistant director general of the Department of Development and the private sector in the Ministry of Commerce, said that "the digital age in which the Internet is spreading a huge spread popular concept of electronic commerce is one of the modern expressions, which have entered into our daily lives even used in many of the life activities which are Related to the revolution of information technology and communications and that electronic commerce is not limited to sales and purchase and services over the Internet and the subsequent financial adjustments, but it involves much more than it has expanded to include the operations and sale of the same information.
"It is an honor for me to be here in Baghdad to attend this important high-level dialogue on e-commerce and the development of the digital economy. In fact, we are witnessing digitalization," said Cecil Barbie Al-Shami, director of the United Nations Program on Trade and Development. High in some parts of the world is evidenced by the increasing role of large data, cloud computing, Internet stuff and artificial intelligence while at the same time in another procedure in other parts of the world did not start billions of people and most companies to climb the first degree of digital ladder.
"E-commerce expansion continues to show our latest estimates that global e-commerce sales have risen to $ 29 trillion in 2017 and $ 26 trillion in 2016. We are also seeing rapid growth in cross-border e-commerce, for example, of the 1.3 billion people who buy Over the Internet in 2017, the share it bought from abroad was 21 percent high, up from 15 percent in 2015, and every country in the world is keen to embrace digital technology and face opportunities and challenges. "