Archive for Category: Insights

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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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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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT

What the Express Delivery Industry can contribute The four members of the Global Express Association (DHL Express, FedEx Express, TNT and UPS) support an ambitious implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, as they are convinced it can bring significant economic and development benefits that will be widely...

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