Tag: E-Commerce

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Oct 17  News
Digital innovation in trade finance: have we reached a tipping point? (Swift) The Boston Consulting Group published a white paper, to which SWIFT contributed, on digital innovatio...
E-Commerce elements for MC11: Communication from China

E-Commerce elements for MC11: Communication from China

20 Oct 17  News
Submission to the World Trade Organisation Committee on Trade and Development ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held on 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, A...
Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

09 Oct 17  News
Today, Trade Ministers from only 35 countries will attend a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Confer...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Oct 17  News
Launching today, in Geneva: UNCTAD’s Information Economy Report 2017. The Report will examine how increased digitalization is influencing international trade and what the implica...
E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

02 Oct 17  News
While the profile of electronic commerce is rising in diverse international fora, some developing countries are saying they do not want to discuss a new negotiating mandate for e-c...
Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

21 Sep 17  News
How can African negotiators and policymakers ensure that the CFTA will be successful? With the imminent release of the latest edition in the Assessing Regional Integration in Afric...
Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

30 Aug 17  News
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) with support from the Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF) Japan and Burkina Faso Customs Administration organized a Regional Workshop on Digital Cus...
7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The 7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Shanghai on 1-2 August 2017. The Ministers reviewed the progress made in BRICS economic, trad...
7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The seventh meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade was held in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on the 1-2 August 2017. The establishment of the BRICS e-port network, e-co...
Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

02 Aug 17  News
Trade ministers from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) discussed trade facilitation, economic and technological cooperation, and the multilateral trade syst...
Jack Ma’s team of Chinese billionaires arrives in Kenya to hunt for deals

Jack Ma’s team of Chinese billionaires arrives in Kenya to hunt for deals

20 Jul 17  News
Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, jetted into Nairobi Wednesday evening, starting a packed two-day visit that peaks with a public ...
Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

12 Jul 17  News
“Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba. But the creed does not only define the genesis of a...
Commonwealth African Regional Trade Consultation held in Mauritius

Commonwealth African Regional Trade Consultation held in Mauritius

31 May 17  News
Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policymakers, negotiators and trade analysts met 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and...
Visa launches 4th edition of Africa Integration Index

Visa launches 4th edition of Africa Integration Index

08 May 17  News
Visa has launched the 4th edition of its Africa Integration Index that measures the degree of economic integration with key trade corridors of sub-Saharan Africa. Launched at the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Apr 17  News
World Economic Forum on Africa: Achieving inclusive growth (3-5 May, Durban). Profiled points for discussion (pdf): Connecting markets, Revitalizing manufacturing, Integrating inno...
DG Azevêdo: E-commerce can help to improve livelihoods and boost development

DG Azevêdo: E-commerce can help to improve livelihoods and boost development

26 Apr 17  News
Speaking at the first Ministerial Meeting of the “Friends of E-Commerce for Development” on 25 April, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that many members want to set a pat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 17  News
Today, in London: International Development Committee hearing on Forced displacement and food crises in Central and East Africa Next week, in Nairobi: the Asian African Legal Co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 17  News
This week’s tralac Newsletter: Where do African countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy? High-level meeting on the future of e-commerce in developing countries...
Where do African Countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy?

Where do African Countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy?

12 Apr 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – ICT, discusses the growing influence of the digital economy in Africa and across the globe Digital Economy is fast becoming “Th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 17  News
Underway, in Cotonou: a ECONEC / ECOWAS workshop evaluating 10 years’ experience of electoral assistance in West Africa Later this week, in Arusha, the EAC Council of ...