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The new threat of Internet Tariffs

Governments are adopting or considering adopting new policies that will charge tariffs at the border on large portions of the Internet, including video calls, cloud computing, streaming video and music, e-Books, mobile phone apps, and social media. These policies...

Going Global @ SXSW 2019

Let the countdown begin! The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) is heading back to Austin, Texas this year for South-by-Southwest (SXSW) 2019 from March 9 - 12 and we are especially excited about all the global programming. Below is a list of our top picks for this year -...

New Report Explores Role of Women in E-Commerce in ASEAN

Singapore - The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) today released a new report, “New Faces of Trade: ASEAN Women in E-Commerce,” profiling women-owned businesses across countries in the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) who have found success in the global...

Going Global at SXSW 2017

Its that time of year again! South-by-Southwest (SXSW) interactive is back with a host of programming to bring together globally-minded entrepreneurs, businesses and trade officials in Austin, TX from March 10 -18. Below is a guide to events aimed at globally-engaged...

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The New Faces of Transpacific Trade
European Startups: Global from the Get Go
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