Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
24-28 Apr 2017
The third edition of UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week with the theme "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce" offers a platform for concerted thinking and discussion where high-level government representatives, outstanding business leaders and academia, civil society and youth come together to gain better insight on how to ensure that developing countries can further engage in and benefit from e-commerce, and identify concrete actions going forward. ITC is invited to speak at several sessions:
E-Commerce and Trade Logistics: New Challenges and Opportunities for International Transport and Trade Facilitation
24 April 2017, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 16:30 - 18:00
The session, organized by ITC, UNCTAD, UNECE and WCO, will consider the new challenges e-Commerce poses for traders and transport/trade logistics service providers, from both the public and private sectors’ perspectives, including the need for ever more efficient international transport and trade facilitation
Inclusive Development and E-Commerce: Case of China
24 April 2017, Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, 16:30 - 18:00ITC speaker: Marion Jansen, Chief Economist
This session, organized by AliResearch, ITC and UNCTAD, will provide an overview of China's experience in deployment of e-commerce and its impact on inclusive development, as well as lessons learnt which could be useful to promote e-commerce development in other countries.
Launch of eTrade for all Online Platform, chaired by Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
25 April 2017, Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, 10:45 - 12:00ITC speaker: Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director
In line with the overall UNCTAD E-Commerce Week theme, "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce", the eTrade For All Online platform is launched to improve the ability of developing countries, particularly least developed countries, to use and benefit from e-commerce. Featured is, amongst other initiatives, ITC’s e-commerce technical cooperation with Rwanda.
Kickstart of the Just-in-Time Course on Digital Commerce: Internet functionality and business models
26 April 2017, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 8:30 - 10:00ITC speaker: Marion Jansen, Chief Economist
This session, organized by DiploFoundation, will kickstart the Just-in-Time Course on Digital Commerce delivered by the Geneva Internet Platform, in partnership with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and DiploFoundation.
Special session on assessing eTrade readiness of the Least Developed Countries
26 April 2017, Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, 10:00 - 13:00ITC speaker: Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director
Access to the internet, in particular broadband, is still limited in least developed countries. Due to a lack of e-commerce infrastructure and other barriers, LDCs cannot effectively leverage e-commerce to seize economic opportunities. This session will address the status, the gaps and recommendations in fostering e-commerce development in LDCs, focus on supporting LDCs to formulate concrete proposals to facilitate e-commerce and will help LDCs to identify areas, in which they could benefit from assistance by partners of the eTrade for All Online initiative.
Trade and Investment Promotion: At the Crossroads of Digital Disruption
26 April 2017, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 13:15 - 14:45ITC moderator: Martin Labbé, Senior Officer, Trade Institutional Development
E-commerce enhances export promotion, which is a core service portfolio component of Trade and Investment Promotion Organizations (TIPOs). With the private sector now able to access trade information and potential clients at little to no cost via digital platforms, many traditional services offered by TIPOs are at risk of becoming irrelevant. At the same time, e-commerce is introducing new challenges for businesses, which TIPOs could play a role in resolving. The session will address the need for new online, targeted and customized services; new methods to measure online commerce; and a reconciliation of persistent problems (e.g. customs and certification) with new ways of selling services.
The Gender Dimension of E-commerce
27 April 2017, Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, 10:00 - 13:00ITC speaker: Arancha González, Executive Director
While the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development aims to enhance the use of information and communications technology to "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", there is an acknowledged digital divide in access to ICTs between women and men. This session will consider the role e-commerce can play in connecting women to international markets and value chains. ICT’s SheTrades initiative to bring one million women to market by 2020 will be featured.
Can E-Commerce Trade Rules help MSMEs in Developing Countries?
27 April 2017, Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, 13:00 - 14:45ITC speaker: Rajesh Aggarwal, Chief, Trade Facilitation and Policy for Business
Cross border e-commerce provides the opportunity for to expand their business footprint beyond their immediate locales, and allow them to reach customers in the furthest markets. The question, however, is how the growing e-commerce trade interacts with the current framework of rules within the WTO, and also FTA commitments taken outside of the WTO, especially for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.
Supporting the Involvement of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in E-commerce
27 April 2017, Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, 15:00 - 18:00ITC moderator: Arancha González, Executive Director
For small firms to be successful in e-commerce they must be able to “connect the dots” so that the product or service can find its way to the customer and payments can flow in the opposite direction. This session will contrast experience of SMEs in developed countries and elsewhere and explore what makes the flow of goods and money easy or difficult to achieve.
E-Commerce and Trade Logistics: New Solutions in International Transport and Trade Facilitation
28 April 2017, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 10:00 - 13:00ITC speaker: Dr. Mohammed Saeed, Senior Trade Facilitation Adviser
A key outcome of the discussions will be concrete recommendations for actions in the next years that can better assist developing countries to address challenges related to trade logistics triggered by e -commerce
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ITC, eBay launch Central America Hub on eBay just in time for Christmas
18 Oct. 2019
ITC teams up with Paypal, Payoneer and eBay to reduce digital barriers for MSMEs in Central America
20 Sept. 2019
E-Commerce for your B2B Business – embarking small and medium businesses into the online B2B commerce
15 May 2019
Joining forces to boost e-commerce in Rwanda
16 April 2018
Presentation of the publication “What sells in e-commerce: New evidence from Asian LDCs
1 Apr 2019
Joining forces for e-commerce: How small African firms succeed with collaborative business models
13 Apr 2018
What sells in e-commerce: New evidence from Asian LDCs
25 Sept 2017
New Pathways to E-commerce: A Global MSME Competitiveness Survey
28 July 2017
Status, Opportunities and Challenges of BRICS e-commerce
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Bringing SMEs Onto The E-commerce Highway
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ITC at CIFTIS 2018
16-20 April 2018
ITC at UNCTAD E-commerce week
26 Sept 2017
ITC at the WTO Public Forum 2017
11- 13 Jul 2017
ITC at the sixth Aid for Trade Global Review
24 - 28 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017
ITC speaks at the Graduate Institute: E-commerce in rural China and developing countries