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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Angelovska, minister of finance of North Macedonia and co-founder of Grouper.mk Nina Angelovska co-founded the first deal platform and leading e-commerce company in North Macedonia, Grouper.mk, which transformed the e-commerce market in the country … Ms. Angelovska has worked as a business development and e-commerce consultant, and her work earned her a place in the “Forbes 30 Under 30” in Europe list in the retail and e-commerce category in 2018

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without “slaying that same phenomenon that is going to create the world that we are aspiring to,” Dr. Kituyi said, recalling that e-commerce is a key tool for creating business opportunities in developing countries, and thus for fighting poverty … Dinesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of IndiaMART.com, India’s largest online marketplace, agreed with the UNCTAD Secretary-General, saying that e-commerce platforms played a critical development role in his country, especially for rural communities …

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technology and communications (ICT) infrastructure (with a goal of 98% of the population covered by a mobile signal by 2018) and trade facilitation on top of a favourable regulatory regime in recent years have created solid foundations for the … Vanuatu and Solomon Islands enable the development of a coherent vision by the governments to develop their e-commerce ecosystems and better integration with regional and global economies,” Shamika N. Sirimanne, director of UNCTAD's technology and …

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Strengthening the dialogue The Uganda assessment, for example, recommends the establishment of a multi-sectoral task force on e-commerce to help create a common understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with it … The reports consider seven key areas overall e-commerce readiness and strategy, ICT infrastructure and services, trade logistics and facilitation, payment solutions, legal and regulatory frameworks, e-commerce skills development, and access to finance …

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European nations hold eight of the top 10 spots on UNCTAD's Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019, which ranks 152 countries on their readiness to engage in online commerce … For example, internet user data for 2018 were available for less than half of the countries at the time of index calculations … This year’s index was released at the opening of the first meeting of UNCTAD’s working group on measuring e-commerce and the digital economy on 3 December in Geneva, Switzerland …

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Opportunities abound for Africa to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) comes into force, speakers said at an 11 December session of UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week in … creating an African digital single market, it will be necessary to avoid the fragmentation between small national markets that first beleaguered Europe the AfCFTA, which was signed in March 2018, was a positive step in this direction, Mr. Ansip said …