Editor’s Note:  This post was contributed by Sean Konieczny, a tech entrepreneur and extensive traveler. While in Asia, he settled in Beijing and co-founded a digital health data company to provide precision healthcare services that correspond with user health data. 

Jack Ma along with several Southeast Asian strategic partners have officially signed Memorandum of Understandings for launching a new digital free trade zone (DFTZ) for all e-commerce focused business.

The DFTZ is the world’s first special trade zone that promotes the growth of e-commerce by providing a state-of-the-art platform for SMEs and enterprises. The zone will enable businesses to freely trade via e-commerce platforms and offer exclusive resources to create a competitive advantage over the traditional e-commerce world.

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