Export Impact For Good

Countries / Territories


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    Cross-border e-commerce has opened up a new way to connect producers and merchants directly to customers around the world. In 2013, global business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales totalled US$ 1.2 trillion; by the end of 2016, they will reach an estimated US$ 1.92 trillion.

    ITC actively supports SMEs in acquiring the necessary skills and capabilities to trade through e-commerce channels. Our e-Solutions Programme provides a platform of shared technologies and services, including access to international payment solutions and logistics, enabling small firms to share the costs of exporting goods, handle foreign payments and generate awareness in foreign markets.

    Current projects

    • E-solutions programme
      E-Solutions help enterprises (and in particular SMEs) successfully take part in digital trade by acquiring necessary capabilities that are not readily accessible, affordable or understood by smaller enterprises in developing or least developed countries. Activities are currently ongoing in Rwanda and Senegal.
    • Virtual Market Places (VMP) project
      This project strengthens the skills of SMEs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to effectively use new technologies to enhance their visibility on international markets and increase their business and market share.

    There are an increasing number of ITC projects which help businesses grow using e-commerce channels.