5 May 2020

EIF – Senegal’s e-commerce sector helps country cope with COVID-19

    Trade ministry fast-tracks measures to ease access to essential goods and services during the pandemic.   As the coronavirus pandemic rages, several brick-and-mortar businesses in...
    5 May 2020

    WBG – COVID-19: We’re tracking digital responses worldwide. Here’s what we see

    Digital technologies are vital tools for helping people cope with stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Digital technologies are instrumental...
    4 May 2020

    EIF – In the world’s poorest countries, the move to digitalize trade procedures is needed now more than ever

      Paperless trade offers benefits like reduced transaction costs, increased regulatory compliance and more. Least developed countries (LDCs) are lagging behind, with only 45% of LDCs...
      4 May 2020

      CUTS and UNIDO called for a multilateral regime on data privacy and other aspects of cyber security

        “Data privacy among other aspects of cyber security is critical for the future growth of electronic commerce. It is an imperative for the international community...
        4 May 2020

        UNECE – UN/CEFACT standards key to automate information flows along digital trade and transport ‎corridors in Eastern Europe and beyond

          The automation of information flows along digital trade and transport corridors has the potential to strengthen supply chains and help countries deal with the COVID-19...
          4 May 2020

          UNIDO – The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on e-commerce and its interplay with cybersecurity and privacy in the digital space

            Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this year, the UNCTAD’s E-commerce Week was conducted over Webex videoconferencing from 27 April-1 May 2020. The conference convened stakeholders...
            4 May 2020

            IATA / UPU Warn of Air Capacity Shortage

              The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to...
              4 May 2020

              WEF – COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

                The COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs brings together over 40 leading global organizations to coordinate response for social entrepreneurs as they overcome the significant...
                4 May 2020

                WTO report looks at role of e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic

                  The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected e-commerce, including the implications for cross-border trade. It...
                  1 May 2020

                  UNCTAD – Securing access to financial services for vulnerable people during COVID-19

                    Managing the COVID-19 health crisis and the economic recovery ahead requires substantial financial resources. In addition to dealing with financial concerns at the macro level,...