Archive for Category: Trade Policy

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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