The ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Standards Initiative was first announced at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit held in Sydney in March 2018. The Special Summit was the first time Australia had hosted ASEAN leaders as a group, marking a new era in the ASEAN-Australia strategic partnership.
The then Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, announced the initiative at the Special Summit alongside 14 other initiatives, all aimed at expanding political and economic linkages between ASEAN and Australia and strengthening regional security and prosperity.
This initiative seeks to raise awareness on the role of international standards and address the key factors which enable and inhibit digital trade across ASEAN and Australia.
2023 Fellowship Program
Building on the last four years of the ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Standards (ASEAN-AU DTS) Initiative, Standards Australia will be facilitating the 2023 Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program will align leading experts and emerging professionals in standardisation and digital trade across ASEAN. Through the program, fellows and mentors will have the opportunity to develop an action plan to unlock digital trade standards opportunities within the region.
The Fellowship seeks to facilitate enhanced knowledge sharing and the use of international standards to further develop the potential of digital trade opportunities within the region. Fellows
will develop an action plan for a digital trade standard initiative within the region. These standard action plans will focus on a specific aspect of digital trade such as digital logistics, digital transactions, e-commerce and e-invoicing.
will provide ongoing guidance and support to fellows as they develop their action plan.
Mentors and fellows will have hands on support from Standards Australia throughout the program as they develop standardisation action plans to unlock a digital trade opportunity in ASEAN through standards. Along with this project, mentors and fellows will engage in a series of upskilling workshops and attend an in-person showcase event to promote their work as changemakers in the regional digital trade standards framework.
Find out more information on the program: DTS Fellowship Guidance Document
Applications for the Fellowship Program are open until 7th
August 2023, you can apply here
.2022 Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program supported the Fellow cohort to develop Action Plans to realise a digital trade standards opportunity and delivered the following workshops:
30 August 2022
14 October 2022
28 October 2022
JTC1 Plenary Briefing Session
10 November 2022
Professional Upskilling - Digital Trade
17 January 2023
Inclusivity in Digital Trade
31 January 2023
Personal Brand Workshop
23 February 2023
28-30 March 2023
Senior Management Masterclass
31 March 2021
A Deeper Dive into DTS
23 June 2021
Effective DTS Mirror Committees
15 September 2021
DTS Distribution and Outreach
15 December 2021