China News Service, August 19. According to the news on the website of the Ministry of Commerce on the 19th, on August 18, 2022, according to the decision of the "Digital Economy Partnership Agreement" (DEPA) Joint Committee, China's participation in the DEPA working group was formally established to comprehensively promote China's Join the DEPA negotiations.
In the next step, China will carry out in-depth accession negotiations with member states under the framework of China's accession to the DEPA working group, strive to promote China's accession process, and strive to formally join DEPA as soon as possible, so as to strengthen cooperation with members in the field of digital economy and promote innovation and sustainable development. contribute.
DEPA was initiated by New Zealand, Singapore and Chile in May 2019 and signed in June 2020. It is the world's first digital economy regional agreement.