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Developing countries and trade negotiations on e-commerce
19 Feb 2021
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Switzerland climbs to top of global e-commerce index
17 Feb 2021
Switzerland replaced the Netherlands at the top of UNCTAD's Business-to-Consumer E-commerce Index 2020, which ranks 152 countries on their readiness to engage in online commerce.
‘Going digital’: How to build an inclusive digital economy in the wake of COVID-19
29 Jan 2021
By Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
18 Jan 2021
Building back better requires stronger competition and consumer protection in the digital economy
24 Dec 2020
By Teresa Moreira, Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD
UN agencies finalize a framework to measure illicit financial flows
21 Dec 2020
Pilot projects are using the new framework to calculate the costs of illicit trade and business practices in Afghanistan, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama and Peru.
New survey shows COVID-19’s impact on e-commerce in poorer nations
23 Nov 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting actors in the digital economy differently. While some digital businesses are showing resilience, costs are rising for others, a new UNCTAD survey shows.
Export under invoicing in Africa concentrated in high-value, low-weight commodities, study shows
12 Nov 2020
Gold accounts for 77% of the $40 billion worth of under invoiced extractive commodity exports from Africa, according to UNCTAD research. Diamonds represent 12% and platinum 6%.
Dutch funding set to boost UNCTAD’s work on e-commerce and the digital economy
4 Nov 2020
Generous grant from the Netherlands will boost Africa-wide ambitions to benefit from e-commerce and provides concrete support to its least developed countries.