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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 19, 2018 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Infographic: Solomon Islands eTrade Readiness Assessment

Ecommerce

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 08, 2018 - Michelle Kovacevic, Mbaye Ndiaye

Study provides roadmap for Mauritania’s diversification

Trade Policy

A study published two years ago — the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) update — has helped to push forward the Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s reform agenda, by providing a roadmap for how the small African and Arab country can strategically diversify its exports to grow its wealth and reduce poverty

June 07, 2018 - Lynsey Grosfield

Women & Trade Magazine

Women and Trade

In this issue: "Samoa's coconuts go global," "Taking female-led businesses from local to global," and "Women at the helm of Senegal's mango industry"

April 25, 2018 - WTO

WTO reports improved notification of preferential rules of origin for Least Developed Countries

Trade Policy

Those countries granting preferences to LDC imports often condition the benefits on the imports meeting minimum "LDC content" as set out under their rules of origin schemes

April 18, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Five things to know about Least Developed Countries and ecommerce

Ecommerce

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

April 09, 2018 - Lynsey Grosfield

Intra-African trade gets streamlined: What does this mean for Least Developed Countries?

Trade Policy

Signed in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018, this landmark agreement brokered by the African Union — and signed by 80 percent of AU members — is the largest trade agreement signed since the establishment of the WTO

March 20, 2018 - Simon Hess, Deanna Ramsay

In Vanuatu, ‘market mamas’ are taking care of business

Women and Trade

Women entrepreneurs are helping to restore island nation’s economy after the ravages of Cyclone Pam

March 09, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

New market creating fresh connections in Lesotho

Agriculture

Just-launched facility offers state-of-the-art services, and promises to boost business