14 results about ELECTRONIC COMMERCE


Facilitation 2.0: E-Commerce and Trade in the Digital Age

September 27, 2018

With a growing number of transactions available on the internet, the interconnection between regulatory issues creates unprecedented complexities for both transaction subjects and policymakers. Thr... READ MORE


Facilitation 2.0: Enabling trade in the digital age

April 20, 2018

The expansion of the trade facilitation agenda, expressed as Facilitation 2.0, is critical in a time of global industrial and societal reorganisation, of which the digitisation of economic acti... 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


World Trade Report 2016 Levelling the trading field for SMEs

September 28, 2016

The 2016 World Trade Report examines the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in international trade, how the international trade landscape is changing for SMEs, and what the... READ MORE


Alibaba floats airport free-trade zone

August 1, 2016

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has floated a proposal for a free trade zone to be created in Auckland near to the airport. Alibaba president Michael Evans promoted the idea to senior Cabinet ministe... READ MORE


TTIP Negotiators Reiterate 2016 Goal, While Noting Market Access Gaps

July 21, 2016

US and EU officials reaffirmed last week that they still aim to clinch a bilateral trade and investment pact this year, while acknowledging that much work remains in areas such as market access fol... READ MORE


TPP keeps the internet’s rules liberal

February 29, 2016

There has been a good deal of hype touting the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as the first ‘21st century’ trade pact. Whether it lives up to this high accolade is current... READ MORE


Chinese digital firms can plug into region via Singapore

January 21, 2016

Singapore can be an effective launch pad for Chinese digital companies to expand into the region, says Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran. He noted yesterday that the growing middle... READ MORE


Bridges Daily Update #1 - Divides Run Deep as Ministers Arrive at Nairobi WTO Meet

December 14, 2015

Trade ministers are arriving in Nairobi, Kenya to begin their latest biennial conference, set to be held from 15-18 December. Whether the WTO meet will indeed be able to yield substantive outcomes... READ MORE


Kenya to Lead Calls for an End to Subsidies On Agri-Exporter

December 13, 2015

Kenya is keen on having subsidies on agricultural exports by developed countries removed as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference opens in Nairobi on Tuesday. The four-day event, w... READ MORE


Addressing Barriers to Digital Trade

December 1, 2015

This paper addresses the question of whether it is possible to balance the need for a free flow of information across borders with legitimate government concerns related to public order, consumer p... READ MORE


The Progress of Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Enabling International Supply Chain Integration

October 1, 2014

This working paper discusses on how to facilitate integration of international supply chain using paperless trade in the Asia-Pacific Region. The paper defines paperless trade and describes how pap... READ MORE


Going Global: Promoting the Internationalization of SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean

March 1, 2014

This report offers practical recommendations for policymakers, companies, and practitioners on how to reduce each one of these barriers. It also presents three areas that can be leveraged to intern... READ MORE