Archive for Category: Insights

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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Business for eTrade Creates Alliance for eTrade Development with USAID, 3 Companies

In September 2017, Business for eTrade formed a new Alliance for eTrade Development, a PPP between U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and three companies – King & Spalding, Google and PayPal. The pilot project of this pioneering Alliance focuses on understanding the model policy and regulatory frameworks for developing...

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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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Mobile Money, e-Commerce Providers, and the Potential for Growth in Southeast Asia

The GSMA, a worldwide representative of mobile operators, recently explored the ways in which mobile money and e-commerce providers may be uniquely integrated in various collaborations, particularly in partnerships in Southeast Asia. In 2016, there were millions of active users of e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia, stimulating revenues...

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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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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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