Ecommerce

August 01, 2019 - UNCTAD

Lesotho ready to channel its growth to go digital

New report on Lesotho shows how the small, mountainous nation could unlock its digital market to diversify its economy.

April 30, 2019 - Cécile de Gardelle

H.E. Dr. François Xavier Ngarambe: Aiming for ecommerce success in Rwanda

Following UNCTAD’s Ecommerce Week in April 2019 and on the cusp of a new partnership with EIF to boost ecommerce, Rwanda’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva discusses the state of play for online trade in the country

April 25, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

Agnes Hugot: On aiming for a win-win-win for trade

Virtual connections, transparency and financing through one platform can make for just the right combination to support MSMEs

April 16, 2019 - Sven Callebaut, Cécile de Gardelle

Kemvichet Long: On helping Cambodia’s businesses enter the global ecommerce marketplace

During UNCTAD’s Ecommerce Week in April 2019, Deputy Director General for International Trade at the Cambodia Ministry of Commerce talks all things e-trade

April 09, 2019 - Michelle Kovacevic

Small market, big ambition

Bhutan’s potato ‘stock market’ goes online

December 10, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

GTPA partners with the EIF Programme as part of Africa eCommerce Week

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is delighted to partner with the EIF Programme on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy as part of Africa e

August 08, 2018 - Justine Namara, Deanna Ramsay

Making ecommerce connections in the Pacific

Geographical barriers, including isolation from main markets, have resulted in issues for Vanuatu to access international networks and grow its businesses

August 07, 2018 - Simon Hess

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

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

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

July 26, 2018 - UNCTAD

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu gear up for e-commerce

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 19, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Infographic: Vanuatu eTrade Readiness Assessment

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

July 19, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Infographic: Solomon Islands eTrade Readiness Assessment

The current low use of ecommerce in Solomon Islands belies significant potential for the sector to grow swiftly and make economic and socioeconomic contributions to the country

June 20, 2018 - Craig Atkinson

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

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

April 24, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Taking action for digital business in Least Developed Countries

Week of discussions fleshes out research results and next steps for electronic trade in the world's poorest countries

April 18, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Five things to know about Least Developed Countries and ecommerce

New tech uses present challenges – and a host of opportunities – for the world’s poorest countries 

March 16, 2018 - ICTSD

Talking ecommerce with Alioune Sarr, Senegal’s Trade Minister

The challenges with which African countries are faced in the context of ecommerce – and which hinder its development – are multifaceted

December 08, 2017 -

Ecommerce in Pacific Islands Region: challenges and opportunities

Ms. Mere Falemaka, Permanent Representative of the Pacific Islands Forum to the WTO in Geneva, shared with us some precious insights about the specificities of the region.

November 10, 2017 - UNCTAD

Samoa takes important steps to becoming ecommerce ready

The Pacific Island nation of Samoa has made considerable progress in recent years in getting businesses and consumers online but still faces challenges before being fully ready to benefit from e-commerce, an UNCTAD and EIF assessment of the country says.