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Fostering effective trade logistics in a digital world (eCommerce week)

ORGANISERS: UNECE-UNCTAD-ITC

WHO CAN ATTEND/PARTICIPANTS: All UN members, experts, non-experts 

THEME: Since the beginning of the 1990s, the buying and selling of products and services online, has grown exponentially. As a result, today, most of those with an Internet connection in the developed world, and increasingly in developing countries, would not think twice about conducting and completing personal transactions online.  According to www.statista.com, retail e-commerce sales worldwide reached 2,304 billion U.S. dollars last year, a more than 70% increase since 2014. It is also projected that online sales will almost double in 2021.  In this session you will have the opportunity to hear the views of e-commerce providers, logistics providers, and regulators on how the positive trend in e-commerce has revolutionized their world over the last four years. You will also have the opportunity to find out the views of these experts on those changes which are needed in order to foster more effective trade logistics in our digital world. From the discussion, you should also be able to identify collaborative areas and synergies that you would like to work on moving forward.