Tag: E-Commerce

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 18  News
Starting tomorrow: Ministerial Retreat, in Nairobi, on trade facilitation in the EAC: ministers are expected to adopt a declaration of policy objectives for a regional trade f...
Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

11 Dec 18  News
Participants at UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week discover that e-commerce will flourish only when governments and businesses across the continent work together. Barriers to domest...
Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

11 Dec 18  News
UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya, focuses on what must be done to speed up the readiness of African countries to engage in and benefit from e-commerce. Key findi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Nov 18  News
Tomorrow, in Addis Ababa: 6th African Union Commission-United States High Level Dialogue. Amb. Kwesi Quartey (AUC Deputy Chairperson) and Tibor Peter Nagy (US Assistant Secretary o...
ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

28 Nov 18  News
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is committed to boosting cross-border trade through e-commerce. Commissioner for Telecommunications and In...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Oct 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area and its implications for India-Africa trade (Observer Research Foundation) The AfCFTA will provide a number of opportunities for the Indian...
Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities

Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities

08 Oct 18  News
Representatives of West African countries are gathering in Burkina Faso to consider their e-commerce future and what needs to be done to realise it. Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Oct 18  News
Maritime trade and Africa (UNCTAD) Maritime trade in Africa is shaped by the continent’s trade concentration and limited diversification. Accordingly, 40% of goods exported...
High-level panel highlights potential of e-commerce as driver for growth and inclusion

High-level panel highlights potential of e-commerce as driver for growth and inclusion

04 Oct 18  News
E-commerce is an increasingly growing force in global trade, with the potential to make the world economy more inclusive and provide opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized...
WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

01 Oct 18  News
A new report issued on 30 September argues that trade integration can play a larger role in boosting shared prosperity. The report, by economists from the World Trade Organization,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
“Let’s make Africa a digital Africa,” Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs

“Let’s make Africa a digital Africa,” Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs

08 Aug 18  News
A day-long event organized by UNCTAD and Alibaba gave young tech entrepreneurs in Africa a chance to share experiences and get inspired From Madagascar to Liberia, ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Aug 18  News
Afreximbank has posted its Annual Report 2017 (pdf) Regional spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa: exploring different channels (IMF) In addition to bringing together findings from a...
Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

03 Aug 18  News
African nations need to mobilize their continent’s resources to finance development, and ease the way for small business to trade, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on...
Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

Engaging with the international e-commerce trade agenda for structural transformation in Africa

30 Jul 18  Blog
E-commerce can be an important contributor to Africa’s structural transformation. E-commerce is not just about online shopping. E-commerce is variously defined as the purchase a...
Comesa to set up team on digital free trade area

Comesa to set up team on digital free trade area

26 Jul 18  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) plans to set up a team to oversee the implementation of the Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA). The DFTA is an online pl...
AU blames lack of information for low intra-Africa trade

AU blames lack of information for low intra-Africa trade

24 Jul 18  News
Lack of information of market opportunities among traders across Africa is the biggest cause of low intra-Africa trade, the African Union said on Monday. Albert Muchanga, the Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Nairobi: African Union E-Commerce Conference The main expected outputs of the conference are: (i) Roadmap for the development of an African e-commerce strategy, which...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 18  News
Launched today in Addis Ababa: The inaugural Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 report Africa needs development strategies that are more coherent and that prioritise improved pu...
WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

11 Jul 18  News
The WCO has published the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border E-Commerce as adopted at the end of June 2018 by the Council, the Organization’s highest deci...