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Bhutan's entrepreneurs can now open a business in under a minute
3 Jun 2021
A new government platform using UNCTAD's online single window technology powers business registration in record time, supporting livelihoods during the COVID-19 crisis.
Sweden contributes $480,000 to UNCTAD's work on e-commerce
26 May 2021
The funds will help the organization enhance developing countries’ capacity to participate in the digital economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss
21 May 2021
Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
Women in rural Namibia profit from biodiversity-friendly trade
19 May 2021
The sustainable use and trade of indigenous plants has created valuable economic opportunities for 2,500 Namibian women and their communities.
Global e-commerce jumps to $26.7 trillion, COVID-19 boosts online sales
3 May 2021
The pandemic has, however, resulted in mixed fortunes for some e-commerce companies, reversing the profits of firms offering services such as ride-hailing and travel.
Shipping during COVID-19: Why container freight rates have surged
23 Apr 2021
UNCTAD examines the complex factors behind the unprecedented shortage of containers hampering trade’s recovery, and how to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Pooling together knowledge and data for more sustainable maritime transport
30 Mar 2021
Written by Jan Hoffmann, Nancy Vandycke, and Richard Martin Humphreys, Article No. 74 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°90 - Second Quarter 2021]
How COVID-19 triggered the digital and e-commerce turning point
15 Mar 2021
In years to come, we will look back at 2020 as the moment that changed everything. Nowhere else has unprecedented and unforeseen growth occurred as in the digital and e-commerce sectors, which have boomed amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Collaborative innovation within the maritime sector: the path to grow back better
12 Mar 2021
Written by Mikael Lind, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Ines Knäpper, Margi van Gogh, Tarik Maaouni, Jalal Benhayoun, Dimitri Ashikhmin, Hakim Lahmar and Matias Sigal, Article No. 73 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°89 - First Quarter 2021]