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New Report Explores Lessons Learned from COVID-19 for e-Commerce

Washington, D.C.—NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum (GIF) released a new report that explores the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for the World Trade Organization (WTO) e-commerce agenda. The report, Lessons From COVID-19 For E-Commerce, features digital trade...

Supporting Small Business Resilience through Digital Tools

Supporting Small Business Resilience through Digital ToolsHow digital tools can contribute to the resiliency of micro and small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 crisisJuly 1, 2020 The Program On July 1, the Global Innovation Forum and the WTO Joint Initiative on...

COVID Recovery and the Power of Women Exporters

By Jake Colvin and Jamaica Gayle, NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum Prior to COVID-19, many governments were stepping up to support women’s economic empowerment. Now it’s critical for governments to make support for women’s engagement in the global economy core to...

A Small Business Surge in Digital Trade

By Jake Colvin and Jamaica Gayle, NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum Global entrepreneurs are going online. Here’s how governments can help. With many storefronts and offices around the world shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners are adopting new...

JSI Webinar Takeaways

  Digital Tools & COVID-19: WTO Webinar Recap   Explore how entrepreneurs are using technology to connect with their customers, teams and partners during COVID-19May 6, 2020       The Program   On May 6, the Global Innovation Forum, in partnership with the...

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