Workshop on E-Commerce in cooperation with the WCP Team Member Assoc. Prof. Leyla Keser Berber and Bilgi Uni. IT Law Institute

Turkey - 14 October 2017

Trade topics: E-commerce

The E-Commerce Workshop, organized in collaboration with Bilgi University’s IT Law Institute, was held on October 14th, 2017 at the Santral Istanbul Campus. Representatives of the Ministry of Customs and Trade (now Ministry of Trade), the private sector, and NGOs had participated. A joint agenda was set up and is now followed by all stakeholders in relation to the taxation of e-commerce, determination of the type of products that may or may not be sold on e-commerce sites as well as sanctions, the revisions that should be made in e-commerce legislation, and devising new business models. Following the Workshop, the participants are now working on a policy brief that contains recommendations and one that will be presented to the Ministry of Trade, DG Internal Commerce. WCP Team Member Assoc. Prof. Leyla Keser organized follow-up meetings afterwards not only in Istanbul but she also held regular meetings with the Ministry of Trade.

Outcomes from the E-commerce workshop can be found here: https://itlaw.bilgi.edu.tr/en/news/outcomes-from-the-e-commerce-workshop-7/