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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: 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

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"

May 14, 2018 - Elena Immambocus

Driving safe trade solutions worldwide

Agriculture

A new book on sanitary and phytosanitary gaps from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) highlights ways to support farmers, processors, traders and governments in developing countries to access global markets

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

Forty-four African countries have signed on to an African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), twenty-eight of which are among the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs)