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The Vanuatu E-Commerce Symposium is well aligned with the Universal Postal Unions E-Commerce readiness roadmap, the Vanuatu e-Trade Strategy, the National ICT Policy and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) agenda for Internet of Things (IoT).

The COVID-19 has created a “new normal” in which E-Commerce has become the forefront of all trades.

The Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) is proud to sponsor Vanuatu’s first ever E-Commerce Symposium happening on the 8th and 9th of July 2021 at the National Convention Centre, Port Vila, Vanuatu.


Signing of sponsorship agreement between TRBR CEO Mr Brian Winji and Vanuatu Post CEO Vira Timbaci.

Vanuatu has been a member of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) since 2010. Through its membership, there are numerous trainings forums, meetings and Capacity building activities including the Policy and Regulatory Forum which Vanuatu through the office of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator has been part of.

The APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF) provides a platform where high level policy makers and regulators meet to discuss telecommunications and ICT policy regulatory issues that are common interest to the region. It is also a platform for the industry to bring issues of their concern to the attention of the regulators.

The determination of June 2016 has been modified to reflect the Agreed Facts of the Parties as follows:-

  1. Paragraphs 189 - 196 (and the preceding heading “B. have been removed
  2. “Misleading Conduct By ICL”, Paragraphs 221 - 224, Paragraph 225 - subparagraph “8”have been removed
  3. and Annexure — Paragraphs 3 - 21 (end) have been removed

The Women and Girls in ICT-Vanuatu with the financial assistance of the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) under the department of Consumer Affairs have worked on an ecommerce website project embracing ICT as an enabler to achieve the business objectives of the market vendors in a cost-effective trading system. The project was very intensive and lasted for only six weeks from mid-March till April to finally produce an outcome of Phase I of the project deliverables which is an ecommerce website called Shop Vanuatu. Shop Vanuatu was created for vendors to sell their products on-line. The website can be viewed on

The main purpose of the project is to increase economic opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu vendors especially women and girls to grow their small businesses and create economic security for themselves, their families and communities and achieved their aspirations by leveraging their sales and revenue through an accessible worldwide online marketplace.

In a way, it is to bring the market place to a global space by way of using technology and introduce an innovative way of doing business for the vendors.

The TRBR acknowledges the project coordinator (Doreen Leona) for her time and efforts invested by delivering this project successfully.

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Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR), with the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is co-hosting the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).  The event is due to take place on the 13-16 August 2018 at the Vanuatu National Convention Center.