The Bulletin of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences № 2/2023.  World Economy.

Ren Yanyan

Assistant Researcher at the Administrative Department, China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation, Shanghai, China

Cai Siliu

Master of International Law at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China


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Cross-border e-commerce is an important channel for trade cooperation in the SCO region, and is of great importance for trade development and facilitation within the SCO. Currently a unified regional cross-border e-commerce platform has not yet been formed in the SCO region. There are certain logistical and transport shortcomings in the region, the level of industrial parks needs to be improved, the mechanism of customs supervision is still imperfect, and the lack of market regulation limits cross-border trade. Facilitation development factors impede the further development of cross-border e-commerce within the SCO. This article considers the development of cross-border e-commerce in the SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Zone as a starting point, study the development of cross-border e-commerce in the SCO region, analyze the problems that exist in this sphere, and finally relevant proposals to the SCO management to facilitate the regional cross-border e-commerce platform were developed.

Keywords: SCO, trade facilitation, Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Zone, cross-border e-commerce.

JEL: F13, F15, F53.




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Manuscript submission date: 01.03.2023

For citation:

Ren Yanyan, Cai Siliu. Construction of the SCO regional cross-border e-commerce platform: taking the practice of the China-SCO Local Economic Cooperation Demonstration Zone as an example // Vestnik Instituta Ekonomiki Rossiyskoy Akademii Nauk. 2023. № 2. Pp. 167-188. (In Russ.). EDN: WOZYLK

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