Archive for Author: B4ETD_editor

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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What do 3,500 businesses say? New Ecommerce Development Survey and Index by Nextrade for USAID

Ecommerce is reshaping the patterns, players, and possibilities of international trade. It is opening new trade opportunities for companies of all sizes and across sectors. However, numerous challenges need to be overcome for ecommerce to translate into trade and growth gains especially in developing countries, such as poor Internet...

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RURAL TAOBAO: ALIBABA’S CORE RURAL ECOMMERCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

COUNTRY: China “Rural Taobao” is Alibaba Group’s core business in respect to rural e-commerce development. It aims to promote two- way trade between China’s rural and urban regions by removing bottlenecks in logistics and information flow. Alibaba Group does so by building rural e-commerce infrastructure at the county...

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TAOBAO: ECOMMERCE PLATFORM HELPS MOUNTAIN FARMERS IN CHINA’S HENAN PROVINCE

COUNTRY: China Running time: 5:51 To help poor farmers join the modern economy, entrepreneurs are introducing e-commerce to rural China, giving farmers access to wider markets and higher prices for their produce. To witness their progress, Alizila News visited the Taihang Mountains in China’s Henan Province, spending...

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