Welcome to our Summer Newsletter

Dear all,

We hope that our newsletter finds you well, and for those who are in the same hemisphere as us, that you were able to take a restful break.

In this special edition, we summarize the major events and releases over the summer period. Special mention should be given to the G20 Declaration by Digital Ministers. Several eTrade for all partners- UNIDO, UNCTAD, ITU, UNECE, and the World Bank in particular, contributed to shaping this ambitious roadmap to accelerate the digital transition.

As highlighted, competition and consumer protection policies are of particular importance in the digital era. UNCTAD has therefore released a timely compilation of policies and best practices to promote effective law enforcement for competitive markets and inclusive development. It’s available here.

Also, take the time to discover the Trade Review 2021 titled Energising Commonwealth Trade in a Digital World: Paths to Recovery Post-COVID. A timely release by the Commonwealth Secretariat, exploring the impact of the pandemic on its 54 countries, at various levels of development.

In July, the results of the 2020-2021 UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation exercise have been released. Check out the interactive website with a lot of data visualization results.

We’ll let you discover this “catch-up” edition at your own pace and we look forward to the rich months ahead of us.

Until then, stay safe!

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