ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Initiative
The ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Standards Cooperation 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 bilateral 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.
Australia will continue to work closely with Australian and ASEAN stakeholders to successfully deliver on this collaborative project to support digital trade throughout the region. Throughout 2021 a series of workshops will be held with ASEAN National Standards Bodies and their stakeholders to progress the work achieved to date.
Past activities include:
Standards Australia will continue to work closely with Australian and ASEAN stakeholders to successfully deliver on this collaborative project to support digital trade throughout the region.