GS1 has been appointed to the Industry Advisory Board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to support the Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), the global program working to establish a harmonised, digitalised trade environment. GS1 is represented on the new board by Miguel Lopera, President & CEO of GS1.
After participating in the first meeting of the Advisory Board, Miguel Lopera said: “GS1 is working hard on improving international trade flows and supporting digital supply chains, something closely aligned with the objectives of the DSI. We believe that GS1 standards and services can add great value as the initiative develops and progresses.”
As Industry Advisory Board member, GS1 is part of a group of global and regional bodies working on different aspects of global commerce and business communication, including FIATA, SWIFT, GLEIF and WCO. The DSI was launched in 2020 by the International Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Singapore.
Acknowledging the need to partner with other leading global actors to ensure a successfully digitalised framework, Lopera added: “We look forward to working together with both public and private sector stakeholders participating in this crucial effort. The pandemic has accelerated digitalisation on all fronts, and we need to make sure that technology and global data standards are applied seamlessly for the benefit of more efficient trade and more resilient supply chains”.
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