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Capacity-building needed to harmonize e-commerce legislation in the ECOWAS region
7 Dec 2015
An assessment of the state of e-commerce legislation in the Economic Community of West African States revealed that progress has been made in harmonizing legislation in the region but that more work is needed, especially in the areas of electronic signatures, consumer protection and taxation procedures.
UNCTAD to support Government of Egypt in developing a national e-commerce strategy
30 Nov 2015
At the request of Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and with the support from MasterCard, UNCTAD launched an ICT Policy Review to assist Egypt in developing its national e-commerce strategy.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
The Besieged Palestinian Agricultural Sector
24 Nov 2015
A new study analyses the problems and prospects of the Palestinian agricultural sector, its importance and contribution to the overall economy, and the impact of constraints imposed by Israel’s occupation.
Recovery in cross-border mergers and acquisitions
17 Nov 2015
Cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) activity increased significantly in the first half of 2015, but may be slowing down in the second half of the year, the latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor reports.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
Occupied Palestinian Territory slides into recession, Gaza becoming uninhabitable
1 Sep 2015
Negative economic growth of minus 0.4 per cent in 2014 pushed the Occupied Palestinian Territory into recession for the first time since 2006, UNCTAD’s report reveals.
Economic and trade conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory would improve if Israel fulfils its obligations under a new WTO agreement on trade facilitation
17 Aug 2015
Palestinian trade stands to gain if Israel fulfils its legal obligations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation and ensures it is applied throughout the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), according to UNCTAD's new study, "The 2013 World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Israel's obligations towards Palestinian trade".
Foreign Direct Investment: An important source of external development financing for the poorest economies
5 Jun 2015
Over the past decade, foreign direct investment (FDI), in terms of stock, tripled in least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), and quadrupled in landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), the Special Financing for Development Issue of UNCTAD's Global Investment Trends Monitor says.
Developing Asia now invests more abroad than any other region, UNCTAD report says
18 May 2015
Countries in developing Asia have, for the first time, collectively invested more money abroad than countries in the North American and European regions, the latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor says.