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COVID Recovery and the Power of Women Exporters

Prior to COVID-19, many governments were stepping up to support women’s economic empowerment. Now it’s even more critical to support female entrepreneurs in the global economy through trade.

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Toward a Global Cashless Economy

New precautions in place due to COVID-19 have propelled us faster into the cashless economy with contactless payments. Learn why the future just might be cashless.

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Trade Barriers Evolve with Movie Streaming Trends

Trade agreements address movie streaming trade barriers to increase international access for the U.S. film industry and digital entertainment abroad.

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Trade in Counterfeit Medical and Protective Health Goods Spiking During Pandemic

During the pandemic, government and industry should use data to prevent illicit medical products or counterfeit goods, starting in the country of origin.

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A Small Business Surge in Digital Trade

With the right set of digital trade and e-commerce policies, governments can help more small businesses move online and support a new era of global digital entrepreneurs.

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With Zoom, We Are All Trading in Services

During the Covid-19 pandemic, technology keeps the world connected and allows global trade in services to continue. The WTO outlines four modes of delivery for services trade.

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Preventing Trade in Online Fakes

The Administration and Congress are fighting online trade in fake goods such as fake COVID-19 test kits and vaccines and other counterfeit products.

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Small and Medium-Sized Global Traders Are Banking on Blockchain

80 percent of all global trade is transacted through third-party lenders and cargo insurers, but the process is complex, can be costly and many banks find it too risky to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Blockchain has the potential to increase transparency, speed and accuracy in assessing risk across the trade finance process, which in turn could expand the supply of credit available for SMEs.

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The Growing Ranks of American Solopreneurs

More than one-fourth of Americans work for themselves. There’s no stereotype. Independent workers are spread almost evenly across generations, gender, and geographies from cities to suburbs to small towns and rural America. Will you join their growing ranks?

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APEC: Trade Accelerator in the Asia-Pacific & Beyond

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an incubator of trade policy ideas and a pragmatic driver of initiatives in emerging areas of trade that matter not only to the Asia-Pacific region, but also globally. Digital trade is one case study that shows how APEC serves as a building block in the iterative process of co-creating norms for trade.