14 results about DIGITAL ECONOMY


Services facilitation in regional trade agreements and opportunities for convergence

October 9, 2018

Services facilitation refers to the simplification, modernisation, and harmonisation of services regulations with a view to reducing transaction costs. It is a key component of the Facilitation... READ MORE


Facilitation 2.0: Investment and Trade in the Digital Age

September 25, 2018

In recent years, investment facilitation has taken an important place in the investment policy debate. This paper provides an overview on how investment facilitation is currently considered in inte... READ MORE


From digital trade wars to governance solutions: The G20 and the digitally enabled economy

August 28, 2018

The progressive shift of economic activity into the digital realm promises to create unprecedented incentives for strategic trade and investment policies.

These incentives, i... READ MORE


From Facilitation 2.0 to trade policy 3.0: Opportunities to expand and extend the rules of global trade

June 11, 2018

Continued expansion of the multilateral agenda through the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and beyond, or Facilitation 2.0, represents a coherent basis for extendi... READ MORE


Bridging distance for development: Elaborating a shared vision for MSMEs in the WTO

February 15, 2018

Internet-enabled commerce has the potential to reduce inequalities between and within countries, offering a tool for achieving the United Nations’ 10th Sustainable Development Goal.&... READ MORE


The Digital Transformation and the Transformation of International Trade

January 23, 2018

The digital transformation has facilitated old modes of trade and business models and enabled the creation of entirely new ones. Digital disruption is being felt across all modes of trade: digital... READ MORE


Started the digital trade wars have: Delineating the regulatory battlegrounds

January 9, 2018

The digital transformation has facilitated old modes of trade and business models and enabled the creation of entirely new ones. This piece suggests a classification... READ MORE


Africa’s first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

January 8, 2018

Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology for clearing imports... READ MORE


Framing future work and negotiations on e-commerce at the WTO

December 1, 2017

E-commerce is rapidly becoming a more ubiquitous medium for commerce, bringing with it significant benefits. Like any other form of exchange in modern economies, regulation designed through neg... READ MORE


Bridging Distance for Development: Regulatory Cooperation Applied to Consumer Rights, Parcel Delivery and Sales Tax

August 10, 2017

This paper examines the need to encourage more widespread and inclusive participation of micro, small, and medium enterprises in global markets as a component of the Sustainable Development Goals.... READ MORE


How can we make digital trade more inclusive?

June 12, 2017

The rapid growth of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) is changing the way we do business, consume, produce and interact with one another. ICTs are reducing tr... READ MORE


G20 Digital Ministers Unveil Roadmap, Trade Priorities

April 13, 2017

Ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) major advanced and emerging economies met in the German city of Düsseldorf from 6-7 April for talks on how to expand internet access and support the development... READ MORE


Running Out of Tools: The G20 and the Global Trade Halt

June 1, 2016

Restoring economic growth is the primary mission of the G-20. International commerce — exports, imports, foreign direct investment (FDI), international licensing, technology transfer, and cro... READ MORE


Running down that hill: A trade negotiator's anxiety

June 1, 2016

Life as a trade negotiator can be frustrating for many reasons. One of the main sources for this frustration is the contrast between the often glacial pace of multilateral trade negotiations, and t... READ MORE