Archive for Category: Trade Policy

Read report: Pakistan’s experience in public-private dialogue to create ecommerce strategy

In 2016, the Prime Minister of Pakistan assigned the task to Ministry of Commerce to frame a comprehensive National E-Commerce Policy Framework in consultation with all stakeholders including the private sector. Ministry of Commerce, being abreast of the importance of the role of private sector in the formulation of...

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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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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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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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