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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.
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.
Training of African Union Services Trade Negotiators kicks off in Nairobi
26 Aug 2015
A week-long workshop, convened by UNCTAD and the African Union Commission, is underway to train services trade negotiators from Anglophone African countries on related negotiations under the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
Making regional trade work for Africa: turning words into deeds
13 Jul 2015
In its latest Policy Brief, UNCTAD identifies some of the barriers to implementing regional trade agreements in Africa and proposes remedial actions that may be taken by national Governments, development partners and regional institutions.
Strengthening the private sector to boost continental trade and integration in Africa
8 May 2015
Africa needs a dynamic and vibrant private sector to seize existing opportunities in the trading system, says UNCTAD Policy Brief. The document identifies some key elements of a credible policy package to promote private sector development and boost intra-African trade.
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.