Archive for Category: Insights

FUTURE OF GLOBAL TRADE: CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH ECOMMERCE

Cross-border e-commerce has established a free and open, universal and inclusive global trade platform, on which millions upon millions consumers can buy worldwide while small and medium-sized enterprises can sell worldwide, truly realizing global connection and linkage. Through cross-border e-commerce big data from Alibaba’s platforms, the 2016 China...

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FILLING THE GAP: HOW TECHNOLOGY ENABLES ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR SMEs

This report examines how online business lending may significantly improve the access of small- and medium-sized enterprises to financing – the number one barrier to growth for SMEs around the globe. By leveraging new business methods and targeted data analysis of past transactions, social interaction data, and back-end...

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Accelerating SME Trade in Asia-Pacific: De Minimis Plurilateral

Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group and Business 4 eTrade Development Co-Founder Dr. Suominen calls in this presentation for raising the threshold for de minimis, or the maximum value of an import that is exempt from customs duties and complicated rules of origin, as a means to accelerate SME trade in...

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MSMEs AND DIGITAL POLICY: TRADE AND REGULATORY POLICY IN THE ECOMMERCE ERA

Presentation by Andrew Ure, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs, Asia-Pacific for Google on the opportunities and barriers for MSMEs to access worldwide markets via ecommerce platforms and the crucial role of the public sector in creating supportive regulatory environment that protects consumers, innovation and growth. Access...

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MODERN SPICE ROUTES: THE CULTURAL IMPACT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF CROSS-BORDER SHOPPING

According to the Modern Spice Routes report authors, there are five distinct types of the more than 100 million cross-border online shoppers: the Fearless Adventurer, the Efficient Explorer, the Value Voyager, the Safety Seeker and the Deal Hunter. Their combined spending power will reach over $300 billion by 2018....

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21st CENTURY REGULATION: PUTTING INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF PAYMENT REGULATIONS

This PayPal report takes a deeper look at the transformation that is taking place in the payments industry, sets out why the approach to regulation can similarly innovate and transform, offers concrete ideas about how this could be done and ends with a case study and recommendations. Part...

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eBay’s Small Online Business Growth Report: Towards an Inclusive Global Economy

Read eBay’s Small Online Business Growth Report to learn how globalization and technology affect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), how exporting helps SMEs succeed, and more: Annual Growth: Find out about the average annual growth of commercial sellers in 18 different countries Economic Insight: Compare the performance of eBay SMEs in...

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EBAY’S UNITED STATES SMALL ONLINE BUSINESS GROWTH REPORT: 5-YEAR STUDY

Read eBay’s US Small Online Business Growth Report to learn how globalization and technology affect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), how exporting helps SMEs succeed, and more: Trade Analysis: Discover the global reach of eBay-enabled SMEs Economic Insight: Compare the performance of eBay-enabled SMEs with their state economy averages Digital...

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