LIMA, Peru, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- November 22, at APEC Lima, Chinese president Xi Jinping and Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski together witnessed the signing of a cross-border e-commerce bilateral trade MOU between their 2 countries, marking a milestone in digital trade. The agreement was facilitated by Diane Wang, founder and CEO of Chinese cross-border e-commerce firm DHgate.com, and DHgate.com will assume the responsibility of implementing and realizing all terms of the agreement, including constructing the cross-border e-commerce platform. The purpose of this agreement is to grant Peruvian SMEs (small-and-medium sized enterprises) access to the Chinese market and vice versa, both countries will designate a city to base the e-commerce operations out of, and the agreement also includes the construction of a bilateral e-commerce trading platform, and the implementation of customs clearance, inspection, quarantine, adjusting for exchange rates, import/export taxes, local payment integration, distribution channels, providing capacity building for SMEs, and constructing a credit based system for SMEs for the use of internet finance. The day before to the signing ceremony, Diane Wang addressed delegates and leaders at the economic cooperation strategy conference between China and Peru, she reported and updated all participants on the current state of e-commerce cooperation between China and Peru. Prior to the signing of this MOU, the process for SMEs in both countries to access the counterpart's market was extremely complicated and formidable, the conditions of the MOU will simplify the process which will largely increase efficiency, lower the cost, and boost trade between the two nations.