Business for eTrade Development has been launched in 2017 alongside the UNCTAD-led eTrade for All initiative as the premier private sector voice to help developing country governments, international agencies, and leading donors optimize public policies and aid allocations for ecommerce development and cross-border ecommerce worldwide.

Leveraging the knowledge, data, insight of the global private sector powering ecommerce, we work to:

  • Systematically surface and articulate private sector views on the gains from ecommerce and priority challenges to ecommerce development, so as to help governments, donors, and agencies prioritize efforts on ecommerce development in any one country.
  • Architech and disseminate fresh solutions the private sector sees as key to undoing bottlenecks to ecommerce – through ideating policies, programs, and new development interventions and models on ways to drive ecommerce development.
  • Actively facilitate the creation of public-private partnerships to advance ecommerce worldwide, such as in SME capacity-building, empowerment of women in commerce, and “etrade” facilitation.

Business for eTrade Development and its founding contributors and members are proven thought leaders in ecommerce development.

Businesses participate in Business for eTrade as a means to give back – such as join policy dialogues to shape ecommerce policy and development. If you want to participate and give back, send a membership application using code B4E on “become a member” page and we’ll revert.

Business for eTrade Development works toward a world that is:

Where there is no difference between selling or buying domestically vs. internationally.
Where any person or business can sell and buy goods and services online anywhere, regardless of its location.
Where every business is surrounded by the same enabling environment for eCommerce as its most developed country peers.

Business for eTrade, Inc.

400 Continental Blvd, 6th Floor

El Segundo, CA 90245