Archive for Category: Insights

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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PLATFORM-ENABLED SMALL BUSINESSES AND INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Independent internationalization through ecommerce is an increasingly important alternative for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) within the global trade. This eBay Public Policy Lab paper looks at online commerce platforms as a powerful economic and business growth tool for MSMEs to succeed in global trade. Unlike accessing...

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EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND CREATING OPPORTUNITY IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

This report focuses on SMEs and entrepreneurs using the eBay platform in the European Union and its 28 Member States.  Using trade and economic data, the report describes how the online platform model for commerce is allowing European SMEs and entrepreneurs to extend their geographic reach and actively...

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RESEARCH REPORT ON CHINA’S TAOBAO VILLAGES (2015)

The 2015 Research Report on China’s Taobao Villages from Alibaba’s Ali Research examines the success of Taobao villages throughout the country and classifies the growth as a new era with larger scale, wider territory and more far-reaching influence and benefiting from three key favorable conditions – platform encouragement,...

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