LIMA, Peru, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the APEC CBET eLearning platform was launched by Diane Wang APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) SME (small-and-medium sized enterprises) working group co-chair and also founder and CEO of DHgate.com. The APEC CBET eLearning platform offers free English language online courses for learning how to start a cross-border e-commerce based business. CBET stands for Cross-Border E-commerce Training and is the e-commerce capacity building program that has been endorsed by APEC since 2013, and seeks to provide small-and-medium sized enterprises with the necessary training they need to go global. APEC CBET holds training workshops throughout the APEC region and has educated thousands of SMEs since its inception. The APEC CBET eLearning platform was a collaborative project between ABAC and Wenzhou- Kean University. The platform was designed for small businesses and individuals to obtain the most professional, practical, and localized cross-border e-commerce knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial guidance. The website features 2 course modules designed by industry experts that award students with electronic certificates upon successful completion: Introduction to Cross-Border E-commerce, and Trust and Safety in Cross-Border E-commerce. Introduction to Cross-Border E-commerce teaches students a basic understanding of the entire cross-border e-commerce industry ecosystem, featuring units that teach e-commerce industry trends; customer service; marketing; localization; payments; logistics; returns, refunds, and exchanges; internet finance; trust and safety; and future trends. Trust and Safety in Cross-Border E-commerce teaches students how cross-border e-commerce platforms work with buyers and sellers to provide a safe and ethical operating environment for conducting international trade digitally, this course offers units detailing risk management, automated mechanisms, manual mechanisms, 3 rd party mechanisms, and intellectual property protection.