Cross-border e-commerce can help least developed countries (LDCs) to become more competitive and diversify their exports – and this is especially true for Asia-Pacific, the most dynamic region in global e-commerce. To capture that potential, small businesses in these countries need more market intelligence. This paper fills that gap, using market data from Alibaba.com to identify which products from five Asian LDCs – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Nepal – can generate the most demand abroad.
Publication Date: 13 Apr. 2018