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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.
Global plastic trade 40% bigger than previously thought, study finds
3 Mar 2021
Drawing on a powerful new database that tracks and traces the plastic life cycle, UNCTAD shows where countries can apply trade policy pressure to reduce pollution.
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.
Success of circular economy hinges on better governance of ‘waste trade’
5 Feb 2021
By Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, and Tze Ni Yeoh, Consultant, World Bank
‘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
Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity.
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
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.