E-commerce would flourish only when governments and businesses across the continent worked together, participants heard at UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week, held in Nairobi on 10-14 December. Read more
A high-level session at UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week showed that the continent had the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises – but its new free trade area would be key. The week was held in Nairobi on 10-14 December. Read more
Members must work to ease tensions and respond to other systemic issues while also continuing to advance work in other areas, WTO director-general Roberto Azevêdo said at a meeting of the full WTO membership on 10 December. In discussing the outlook for the WTO, he stressed that 2019 would be a moment to “turn the challenges that we face into an opportunity to renew and to strengthen the WTO for the years to come”. Read more
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