Southeast Asia’s Internet economy is expected to exceed $100 billion this year as millions of people embrace online shopping and ride-share food delivery, an industry report shows.
Germany announced a new strategy
World trade in commercial services lost momentum across various sectors through the second quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s Services Trade Barometer.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly used in the e-commerce sector. Expedia Group celebrated a partnership with AI Singapore (AISG) to improve the accuracy of search queries in Asian languages.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Economic Forum published the Africa E-commerce Agenda which sets out an action plan for the achievement of e-commerce on the African continent.
UNCTAD launched the Digital Economy Report 2019 – Value creation and capture: implications for developing countries. The report outlines the potential gains of the digital economy, but also warns against concentration and rising inequality.
Canada introduces proposal on preventing the use of personal information for discrimination at the WTO
Countries continue to advance their views about the topics that should be included under the informal plurilateral negotiations on e-commerce taking place at the WTO.
A study published by Deque Systems - a digital accessibility company and conducted by Nucleus Research shows that 70% of Internet websites in certain industries such as e-commerce, e-government, news and information, etc. are unavailable to visually impaired users.
The Delhi High Court has ruled that e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Healthkart and Snapdeal are not allowed to advertise, display and offer for sale the products of companies that are direct selling entities without their consent.