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Egypt: new e-commerce strategy aims to double online businesses
27 Dec 2017
Since 2015, Egypt’s government has worked with UNCTAD to boost e-commerce in the Arab-speaking world's most populous market, where most business is still done offline.
"Culture clash" divides trade officials and Internet experts
21 Dec 2017
Although trade negotiators and Internet experts increasingly work on similar e-commerce issues, such as data flows, they do so in silos. A bridge between them needs to be built.
Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting
14 Dec 2017
UNCTAD Secretary-General says talk of inclusive e-commerce and development must go beyond words if developing countries are to reap the benefits.
Understanding non-tariff measures remains vital to increase global trade, speakers agree at MC11
14 Dec 2017
Trade ministers and diplomats recognize that complex trade regulations must be understood if trade is to thrive and development goals met.
At MC11, Nepal looks to e-commerce to hasten development in Himalayas
12 Dec 2017
UNCTAD's eTrade Readiness Assessment of the mountainous nation, presented at WTO's MC11, shows the majority of Nepalese are now online, and that this is empowering consumers and businesses alike.
At MC11, UNCTAD sheds new light on murky trade regulations with update of non-tariff measures database
11 Dec 2017
New release covers 90% of world trade and offers systematic information on tens of thousands of hard-to-find national regulations.
At MC11, new report reveals that trade regulations are more costly for developing countries than tariffs
11 Dec 2017
Joint UNCTAD-World Bank Group findings confirm that non-tariff measures (NTMs) affect 77% of world trade and are more important than tariffs in trade policy.
Germany helps Least Developed Countries prepare for e-trade with 750,000 euros in aid
29 Nov 2017
A new UNCTAD project to assess the e-trade readiness in the Least Developed Countries receives funding from Germany.
Samoa takes important steps to becoming e-commerce ready
5 Oct 2017
The Pacific Island nation of Samoa has made considerable progress in recent years in getting businesses and consumers online but still faces challenges before being fully ready to benefit from e-commerce, an UNCTAD assessment of the country published today says.