17 November 2020

WTO – Co-conveners of e-commerce negotiations: We are seeing convergence being built but need to move faster

    WTO members participating in the negotiation of rules on e-commerce continued their work to streamline the negotiating text at a plenary meeting on 17 November....
    15 November 2020

    DiPLO – 15 Asia-Pacific countries sign free trade deal

      Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries including China, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Malaysia, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) after eight years of negotiations. The signatory...
      13 November 2020

      IGF2020: The week so far | Digital Watch special edition

        A one-of-a-kind IGF during a once-in-a-century pandemic   Held during two phases (2–6 November and 9–17 November), this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is like...
        12 November 2020

        UN/CEFACT showcases technologies to improve cross-border trade and support an inclusive digital economy

          The risk that advances in digital technology benefit those who are already online and could contribute to greater inequality within and among countries needs to...
          12 November 2020

          Opportunities grow for African IT and business process outsourcing providers

            National profiles of 11 African countries for information technology and business process management show that emerging firms are poised for growth in a highly competitive...
            11 November 2020

            The WCO launches the second edition of the Mercator Programme Report

              The World Customs Organization (WCO) is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of the Mercator Programme Report. The Mercator Programme, launched in...
              11 November 2020

              IDB – What Happened to Cross-Border E-Commerce Under the Pandemic?

                There is a strong consensus that cross-border e-commerce has been growing at a fast pace. Available data suggests that the pandemic could have even accelerated...
                11 November 2020

                IGF 2020 : Follow Just-in-Time Reporting

                  IGF 2020 sessions continued the discussion on the four chosen thematic tracks for this year's Internet Governance Forum: Trust, Environment, Inclusion, and Data. As in...
                  10 November 2020

                  UNCTAD – Digital trade facilitation for women cross-border traders

                    Digital trade facilitation refers to making full use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) and going paperless for all steps of the cross-border trade process....
                    9 November 2020

                    UNECE – The Western Balkans and Moldova redouble efforts to implement Single Window and electronic trade data sharing

                      The Western Balkans and Moldova are moving to modernize their trade and Customs procedures and roll out standardized trade data sharing and Single Window for...