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The 1st adoption of “Asia Digital Transformation(ADX) projects” under the FY2019 Supplementary Budget

October 14, 2020

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces that the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) called for applicants for the “ Asia Digital Transformation(ADX) projects,” an initiative established under the FY2019 Supplementary Budget, and adopted 23 projects as successful applicants from among applications which it received by August 19, 2020.

1. A new dynamism of digital transformation in ASEAN

As economic development progresses, ASEAN member states (AMS) are facing various socio-economic challenges. It has become more crucial for AMSs to engage businesses with digital technologies providing solutions to socio-economic challenges, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Overview of the project

*Note: This project will be implemented based on the contributions allocated by METI to the AEM-METI Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC), which was established under the FY2019 Supplementary Budget. JETRO, to which AMEICC has commissioned the project as a secretariat for organizing the project, has been opening calls, adopting applicants and supporting successful applicants in conducting their projects.

3. New development of ASEAN-Japan cooperation on digital innovation

*Note: At the AEM-METI Meeting held on August 28th 2020, the Ministers welcomed the launch of the “Dialogue for Innovative and Sustainable Growth (DISG)”.

Division in Charge

Asia and Pacific Division, Trade Policy Bureau