Standards Australia is conducting a survey on the impact of new digital trade technologies—such as blockchain and cloud computing—and information security on the Asia-Pacific region.
The survey is open to all Australian and ASEAN stakeholders. In particular, individuals in the information and communications technology industries and digital trade are encouraged to participate to help shape the future of Australia’s digital trade efforts.
The survey results will contribute to ongoing work in Australia and Southeast Asia and inform recommendations to the Australian Government.
Standards Australia CEO Dr Bronwyn Evans said the benefits of international digital trade will impact individuals, organizations, and Australia as a whole.
“It is because of this significant impact that Standards Australia is encouraging as many people as possible to express their view,” Dr Evans said.
“Standards Australia has, for many years, contributed heavily to International Standards development which in turn removes trade barriers and promotes economic cooperation and growth across the region.
“The next decade will be crucial in terms of digital trade, and by playing a leading role in the development of an international framework, Australia will be well-placed to maximise the resulting benefits.”
Standards Australia ran a similar program in 2016, which received with hundreds of responses to the APEC Silver Economy survey. This survey significantly shaped the Silver Economy discussions paper and its success prompted the next survey on the region’s newest opportunity—digital trade.
“Standards Australia is eager to have as many industry participants as possible involved in this survey to help shape the way we collaborate with regional partners in digital trade,” Dr Evans said.
The survey is open until March 26.
Click here to view the survey.