Pacific

August 10, 2018 - Aja Fatoumata C.M. Jallow-Tambajang, Yonov Frederick Agah

Don't shut trade down, make it truly inclusive

Aid for Trade

Why we must stand behind the rules-based global trading system now, more than ever

August 10, 2018 -

Video address of Director-General Roberto Azevêdo to participants of the EIF Global Forum

Aid for Trade

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo addresses welcome message to participants of Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

August 10, 2018 - Lisa Cornish

Using trade as a tool for development

Aid for Trade

Improving economic opportunities and prospects for the world’s least developed countries remains a key global challenge

August 07, 2018 - Simon Hess

EIF address at the launch event of the Vanuatu National Single Window Project and the eTrade Readiness Assessment

Ecommerce

Launching of these specific initiatives demonstrates the progressive vision of Vanuatu to stimulate the economy and leverage opportunities through international trade for delivering growth and development

August 06, 2018 -

Taking trade online

Ecommerce

What do a mountainous landlocked country, a post-war African nation, and three small island developing states have in common?

July 31, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Outcome statement: The Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for LDCs

Aid for Trade

The Forum, which was held from 13 to 14 June 2018 at the World Trade Organization (WTO), fostered practical solutions, offered results-oriented theoretical discussions, presented on-the-ground successes, and supported an innovative call to ramp up actions on inclusive trade for LDCs

July 26, 2018 - UNCTAD

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu gear up for e-commerce

Ecommerce

Consumers and businesses in two remote Pacific island nations can look forward to a better connected and more prosperous future, according to assessments made by UNCTAD of their readiness to benefit from electronic commerce

July 23, 2018 -

Strengthening inclusive agribusiness for export growth

Agriculture

Inclusive and sustainable agribusiness value chains can provide one of the highest returns on investment in terms of growth, poverty reduction, pro-poor employment, and women's economic empowerment in LDCs.

July 19, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Infographic: Vanuatu eTrade Readiness Assessment

Ecommerce

The Government has shown a strong interest in adopting economic and social policies that can facilitate the development of the Internet economy, of which e-commerce is one segment. Unlocking its potential will also reduce distance to markets, reduce “sealockedness” and enable Vanuatu to leapfrog certain barriers associated with physical trade

June 20, 2018 - Craig Atkinson

An Internet of Rules for all: Can "Trade Policy 3.0" foster inclusive trade?

Ecommerce

The distinctive character of trade policy 3.0 is that, in addition to “writing down the rules” of trade in natural language (trade policy 1.0) and use of “single window systems” that replicate paper-based delivery in the digital realm (trade policy 2.0), countries are able to publish computational rules to the Internet in a standard way