PM approves national e-commerce programme

Thursday, May 15, 2014 15:42

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a national e-commerce programme in the period 2014-20. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed a decision to approve a national electronic commerce programme in the period 2014–20.

The programme aims at building a national e-commerce payment system for e-commerce models, especially business to consumer (B2C). It also targets to develop a payment card used widely to decrease cash usage and popularise digital signature to ensure the safety of e-commerce transactions.

The objectives of the programme are also to transform online shopping into a popular method of purchasing goods for customers and to make enterprises apply widely e-commerce models, such as business to business (B2B), B2C and business to government (B2G), in their business operations.

The programme aims for the construction and development of e-commerce infrastructure, including building an integrated card payment system and an online management system on transportation.

Besides, the programme also aims at building standards in data exchange in e-commerce, as well as building a system to guarantee the trust in online shopping and mechanisms to tackle online disputes.

The programme will target to develop products and e-commerce solutions, including building an online sales solution to assist SMEs implement e-commerce and build an e-commerce trade floor to spread the images and brands of Vietnamese enterprises. The government also supports and increases the capacity for export firms to take part in prestigious local and international trade floors.

During the period, Viet Nam will also develop e-commerce applications on mobile devices and digital contents for e-commerce. It will implement activities and solutions to build online brands for major products and services of Viet Nam. Moreover, the government will build applications on online public services to assist the state's management governmental agencies and companies. — VNS

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