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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.
Civil society exchanges views on the links between trade and the SDGs
19 Oct 2015
Representatives from civil society shared their views during a roundtable discussion on how to make trade work for the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
Geneva-based international trade bodies reaffirm united front in support of sustainable development
5 Oct 2015
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi welcomed the heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) to discussions at UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board on 21 September.
Trade and Climate Change Policy Beyond 2015
3 Sep 2015
Trade policies can have an impact on the climate change mitigation efforts of countries, just as policies for addressing climate change can influence trade among countries, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
Second edition of the online course on Non-Tariff Measures
26 May 2015
The second online training course on Non-Tariff Measures’ Collection and Classification will be held from 1 June  to 19 July 19 2015.   85 participants from 55 countries have been selected from more than 240 applications.
ECOWAS Countries discuss harmonization of cyberlaws
31 Mar 2015
Representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met at UNCTAD seminar to share best practices to advance in cyberlaw harmonization in the fields of e-transactions, data protection and privacy, cybercrime, online consumer protection and taxation of e-commerce.
Information Economy Report 2015: Unlocking the Potential of E-commerce for Developing Countries
24 Mar 2015
The 2015 edition of Information Economy Report examines electronic commerce, and shows in detail how information and communications technologies can be harnessed to support economic growth and sustainable development.