Archive for Author: B4ETD_editor

Read report: Pakistan’s experience in public-private dialogue to create ecommerce strategy

In 2016, the Prime Minister of Pakistan assigned the task to Ministry of Commerce to frame a comprehensive National E-Commerce Policy Framework in consultation with all stakeholders including the private sector. Ministry of Commerce, being abreast of the importance of the role of private sector in the formulation of...

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Business community with strong showing at UNCTAD’s eCommerce Week

Business for eTrade’s founding members showed up in great numbers at the UNCTAD’s 16-20 April 2018 eCommerce Week, and organized several panels to bring business insight into ecommerce policy and development debates: E-Commerce and Women Empowerment in Developing Countries   Organized by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services...

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Alliance for eTrade Development Publishes New Report on SMEs’ Use of Platforms for Trade

In September 2017, Business for eTrade formed a new Alliance for eTrade Development, a PPP between U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and four companies – King & Spalding, Google, PayPal, and eBay. The Alliance has released its report, Expanding Developing Country SMEs’ Use of Platforms for Trade, which maps out...

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Business for eTrade Partners with BASIS in High-Level Policy Event in Bangladesh – see videos

On 20 February 2018, Business for eTrade partnered with Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) at BASIS SoftExpo 2018 to host three high-level policy sessions related to current priorities in the Bangladeshi government. Please see videos in the below links. Net neutrality: Summary and Video Future Innovation in...

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SILVER BULLET TO FIRE UP SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTS: PLURILATERAL AGREEMENT ON “DE MINIMIS”

For governments seeking to harness the promise of ecommerce to catalyze entrepreneurship, small business exports, and job-creation in their economies, unburdening small online sellers from arcane customs procedures and duties should be a top priority. The quick-fix is to raise de minimis levels – the maximum value of an import...

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CHINA & TURKEY: BUILDING CROSS-BORDER ECOMMERCE MARKETS THROUGH BILATERAL INITIATIVES

COUNTRY: China, Turkey Expanding cross-border e-trade doesn’t always require multilateralism. There are also bilateral initiatives to build ecommerce markets where they have yet to be opened. One example is the China-Turkey cross-border ecommerce pilot lunched by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications of Turkey and National Development and...

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BURUNDI SHOP: USING ECOMMERCE PLATFORMS TO CUT SUPPLY CHAIN COSTS & STIMULATE MANUFACTURING

COUNTRY: Burundi In Burundi, a 2010 survey “Use of the Internet in Burundi” conducted by Burundi Internet General Applications Network (BIGAN) showed that more than 70 percent of respondents in rural communities felt that ecommerce can significantly address some of their business challenges, such as inadequate supply of...

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Our First Report: Private Sector Priorities for Ecommerce Development

By Kati Suominen Ecommerce is opening entirely new opportunities for developing countries to promote entrepreneurship, job-creation, productivity growth, trade across borders. Ecommerce and online tools enable countries to grow both their intensive and extensive margins in trade – increase both the number of exporting firms, the range of...

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