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Download UNCTAD Estimates of Global E-Commerce 2018 “The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the uptake of digital solutions, tools and services, but the overall impact on the value of e-commerce in 2020 is still hard to predict,” said Shamika Sirimanne, UNCTAD’s director of technology and logistics … The United States continued to dominate the overall e-commerce market (Table 1). It remained among the top three countries by B2C e-commerce sales, alongside China and the United Kingdom …

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Forecasts (Ti, 2018) estimate cross-border e-commerce growth around 17% between 2017 and 2022, compared with 12% for overall e-commerce (cross-border and domestic … returns and tax refunds Based on UNCTAD 2015, UNCTAD 2017 (a), UNCTAD 2017 (b), World Bank (2016) and Ti (2018) Logistics and trade facilitation is one of the seven policy areas which, according to UNCTAD, are essential to help create an environment that is more conducive to reaping the benefits of e-commerce

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Written by Arántzazu Sánchez Article No. 26 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°80 - Fourth Quarter 2018 … Violeta Keckarovska, Ti It's not too soon to start thinking about South-South cross-border e-commerce from a strategic planning perspective, but it's worth remembering that e-commerce is generally a market with three poles - Europe, North America and China … There remains a huge amount of potential in the e-commerce market is Sub-Saharan Africa …

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of the world economy is raising profound and urgent questions that global decision-makers in governments, business and communities will gather to answer at UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week, taking place at the Palais des Nations on 16-20 April 2018 … New estimates from UNCTAD suggest that global e-commerce reached almost $26 trillion in 2016 (chart 1). The United States remained by far the largest market, with combined e-commerce sales of some $7.6 trillion, with Japan ranked second some distance behind …

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One striking way that digitalization is impacting our economies is through growth in e-commerce … According to UNCTAD’s latest estimates, global e-commerce sales in 2018 amounted to $25.6 trillion, up 8% over 2017 … The value of e-commerce and contactless payments has been accentuated by the current COVID-19 crisis, provoking actions by governments … In Senegal, the Ministry of Trade and SMEs is partnering with the private sector to facilitate delivery of essential goods and services through e-commerce

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The jump, recorded in a poll released today during the first day of E-Commerce Week, reflects growing concerns about data privacy and online security … Related link E-Commerce Week (16-20 April 2018) Related News 13 Apr - Global action is needed now to align digitalization and development 28 Mar - Risks and benefits of data-driven economics in focus at UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week 23 Mar - Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities “Part of the challenge for policymakers is to deal …

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The Netherlands placed top of UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2018, released on 10 December, as the most prepared country in the world for online commerce … Download UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2018 Focus on Africa Related News Mauritius first for online shopping readiness in Africa Related links eTrade for all Unlocking the potential of e-commerce in developing countries The United Kingdom climbed to fourth position, boasting the highest B2C spending per shopper in …

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Related link eTrade for All Unlocking the Potential of E-Commerce in Developing Countries Rapid E-Trade Readiness Assessment of Least Developed Countries (e-T.Ready) UNCTAD E-commerce Week 2018 Download … Access to financing opportunities, such as bank loans, for small businesses looking to invest in e-commerce E-commerce skills development, such as higher-education and vocational training programmes for online marketing, data analysis and computer …

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"The national e-commerce strategy fed into and was integrated in the formulation of Egypt's new sustainable development strategy Egypt Vision 2030," he said … Six “mega-projects” envisioned as part of Egypt’s National E-Commerce Strategy Establishment of an E-Commerce Business Facilitation Hub Launch of a National B2C E-Commerce Platform A Rural E-Commerce Development Initiative Empowerment of youth and small and medium-sized enterprises An E-Payments mega project Improve branding of Egypt as …

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The project aims inter alia to … Download Myanmar Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment Related news 30/10/2018 - Myanmar eyes e-commerce for jobs, trade and economic growth In this context, UNCTAD has received funds to support the Government of Myanmar in developing a comprehensive e-commerce strategy which will transform the vision and strategic goals at the core of Myanmar’s Sustainable Development Plan 2018-2030 into a concrete roadmap proposing specific interventions for e-commerce development …

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Écrit par Isabelle Durant, Secrétaire générale adjointe de la CNUCED … Petite pause au milieu des 5 jours consacrés par la CNUCED aux plateformes numériques comme outil de développement ou tout ce que vous voulez savoir sur ce que le secteur numérique évoque, représente, signifie dans les pays en développement … Ce sont nos affaires à tous … Et les africains sur ce terrain deviennent des partenaires incontournables des européens face aux géants américains et chinois du commerce en ligne, ou E-commerce

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La première masterclass de l'initiative eTrade for Women de la CNUCED en Afrique offre aux entrepreneurs les moyens de tirer davantage de bénéfices de l'économie numérique … Christelle Assirou, entrepreneure de Côte d'Ivoire aux talents multiples, révolutionne le commerce électronique dans … Pourtant, les start-ups d'Afrique francophone n'ont reçu que 1 % des 1,16 milliard de dollars US levés en capitaux propres par les start-ups technologiques africaines en 2018, selon un rapport de Partech Africa …

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asked UNCTAD to carry out a Rapid e-Trade Readiness Assessment to guide them in building the right “e-commerce ecosystems” and provide their policymakers with a blueprint for harnessing the economic and developmental potential offered by online trade … Asian countries, UNCTAD has now covered e-trade readiness of all three least developed countries in ASEAN (the other is Cambodia) and provided a major boost to these countries’ implementation of the ASEAN’s 2017-2025 Work Programme on E-Commerce

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The scale of the untapped benefits of e-commerce is vast … The landmark African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), signed in March 2018, foresees increased intra-African trade – but with trade more and more taking place online, the need to understand the implications of e-commerce for African economies only grows … UNCTAD will also launch its new Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-Commerce Index 2018 during the conference …

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Mauritius has been ranked the most prepared country in Africa for shopping online, according to UNCTAD’s Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index for 2018, released at the Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya, on 10 December … Similarly, having a bank or mobile money account may not be as important as it is in other developing or developed regions since cash-on-delivery is the dominant mode of payment for e-commerce in Africa …

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EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel says Europe is dedicated to helping Africa build a single digital market so that e-commerce can pave the way to better jobs and greater equality on the continent … Related link E-Commerce Week (16-20 April 2018) “As we all know, the digital revolution has changed the way we manufacture goods, provide services, buy products, obtain information and interact with each other,” Ms. Gabriel told a packed room in …

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Written by Arántzazu Sánchez Article No. 27 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°80 - Fourth Quarter 2018 … [2] Of particular interest for trade facilitation is cross-border e-Commerce, which according to UNCTAD estimates of 2015, accounted for about $189 billion for B2C e-commerce, corresponding to 7 per cent of total B2C e-commerce (IER 2017 … In 2020, it is expected to account for about US$900bn GMV, translating into a roughly 22% share of the global e-commerce market …

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A historic place on the Silk Road and full state support gives Azerbaijan an e-commerce boost as delegates to the first Baku E-Trade Forum found out … Mr. Guluzade underscored the importance of developing a comprehensive national e-commerce strategy to build Azerbaijan’s capacity for e-commerce and socio-economic growth … Mr. Bayramov was also chairperson of the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy for its second session, held in April 2018

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Electronic commerce has been booming over the years, but a growing lack of trust among online shoppers threatens to slow growth, and Consumers International director Amanda Long warned of “signs of trouble”, at UNCTAD’s E-commerce Week in Geneva … But more than two thirds of … “It shows clearly that the drive to increase access and participation must be matched by a concerted drive to increase trust,” Ms. Long told an E-Commerce Week event on the role of businesses in protecting consumers online …

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The “digital era” is powered by … To power e-commerce in Africa, it is not just enough to have deep internet penetration and a lot of smartphones, but to have an inter-intra city infrastructure that allows businesses to reach customers everywhere effectively and efficiently … At Safaricom, we have an important role to play in realising this dream of an Africa that taps from the obvious advantages of e-commerce in powering our economies and moving them to the next level … UNCTAD Africa E-Week 2018