Tag: E-Commerce

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Mar 17  News
The Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with a clarion call for policies that cater for youth Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone: Youths get network for sub-regional trade ...
WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

WTO members review further proposals to ease global trade in services

24 Mar 17  News
WTO members discussed five new or enhanced proposals to advance services negotiations at meetings of the Working Party on Domestic Regulation and the Services Council on 14-17 Marc...
Investment facilitation, e-commerce to top BRICS meet agenda

Investment facilitation, e-commerce to top BRICS meet agenda

15 Mar 17  News
Single window for trade facilitation to be taken up BRICS nations will soon consider a proposal to frame ‘guiding principles’ for investment policymaking to boost investment...
Building trust and confidence for a successful digital economic era

Building trust and confidence for a successful digital economic era

15 Mar 17  News
With more than half the world expected to have Internet access in just three years, the rise of e-commerce poses challenges to countries where regulatory regimes do not provide rob...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 17  News
The AERC Senior Policy Seminar XIX, on the theme of Industrialization in Africa (pdf), ends today in Abidjan. Today’s sessions cover regional industrialisation in Africa, financi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Mar 17  News
tralac’s Weekly Newsletter is posted. Starting on Monday:  African Alliance for E-Commerce meets in Nairobi (The Herald): Delegates from more than 18 A...
Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

Kenya set to host key African conference on e-commerce

10 Mar 17  News
Delegates from more than 18 African countries are due to meet in Nairobi from Monday to review Africa’s progress on implementation of Single Window System, an online cargo cleari...
WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

08 Mar 17  News
The intellectual property (IP) aspects of electronic commerce, access to medicines, and the role of IP in promoting the participation of small businesses in trade were discussed by...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Feb 17  News
CFTA negotiations update, @CK_Knebel: H.E. Acyl @AUTradeIndustry opens CFTA workshop on tariff modalities & thanks @UNCTAD for support & highlights proposed joint work on N...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Feb 17  News
Diarise: launch of the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2016 (23 February, Freetown) ECA statutory documents, prepared for the Conference of Ministers 20...
Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

Cross-border e-commerce is one of the fastest growth opportunities in retail, according to DHL report

20 Feb 17  News
Cross-border online retail predicted to grow at twice the rate of domestic e-commerce (CAGR: 25%) until 2020; retailers can grow 60% faster with a premium service offering DHL Exp...
Technology and innovation

Technology and innovation

04 Jan 17  Themes
Innovation and new technologies are key drivers of economic growth in today’s globalised economy. Promoting innovation has thus become a critical regional and national policy obj...
UNCTAD launches its 2016 Handbook of Statistics

UNCTAD launches its 2016 Handbook of Statistics

19 Dec 16  News
The Handbook includes a wealth of data for analysis of international trade, investment, or development. Presented in English and French, the annual Handbook provides users – pol...
WTO Public Forum debates role of digital economy in facilitating inclusive trade

WTO Public Forum debates role of digital economy in facilitating inclusive trade

29 Sep 16  News
The digital economy can create opportunities for inclusive trade but the right conditions must be in place for it to flourish, speakers at the WTO Public Forum stressed. Over 20 se...
E-trade and electronic payments

E-trade and electronic payments

20 Jul 16  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on the launch of the e-Trade for All initiative at UNCTAD 14 and the opportunities for e-commerce development in Africa On 18 July th...
Bringing SMEs onto the e-commerce highway

Bringing SMEs onto the e-commerce highway

31 May 16  News
ITC publication explores transformative effect of e-commerce sets out challenges and opportunities for SMEs E-commerce across borders is transforming the business world in develop...
Data protection regulations and international data flows: Implications for trade and development

Data protection regulations and international data flows: Implications for trade and development

19 Apr 16  News
Data protection frameworks must be compatible with international data flows for developing countries to benefit from the global digital economy National and regional legal framewo...