E-Commerce & Digital Trade

E-Commerce and digital trade are an increasingly important way for businesses to transact with customers, creating immense opportunities, facilitate innovation, enhance competitiveness, and improve access in local and global markets.

International Economics Consulting provides advice and solutions on some of the latest emerging trends in e-commerce and digital trade such as paperless trading, e-payments, online consumer protection and data protection. We assist governments and businesses worldwide in creating an enabling environment for e-commerce and digital trade, to maximise economic growth and development.

How do we help our clients in E-Commerce and Digital Trade?

Digital trade and e-commerce have opened new avenues for market expansion and trade diversification. At International Economics, based on our extensive experience of working in this field with governments and the private sector, we can assist you in:

Mapping market access opportunities

Mapping market access opportunities.

Our team helps clients in identifying the strengths of online trading platforms, gaps and strengths in the legal framework, payment systems, infrastructure, packaging and standards gaps, logistics and trade facilitation framework to take advantage of online tools for sales. We offer a full diagnostic of the e-commerce sector, mapping out the enterprises' strengths and the institutional ecosystem enabling it.

Leveraging digital trade for MSMEs.

Leveraging digital trade for MSMEs.

We work alongside different organisations and various MSMEs to empower them to leverage the opportunities presented by the digital revolution

Market Feasibility Studies

Market Feasibility Studies

Our team has substantial experience in evaluating and assessing the benefits and risks associated with new services and new trade technologies such as e-payment solutions, DLT for financing, and digitalisation of processes, amongst others.

Facilitating digital trade for inclusive economic growth and development.

Facilitating digital trade for inclusive economic growth and development.

Our approach is underpinned by innovative and evidence-based analyses aimed at enabling the public and private sectors to formulate and implement inclusive policies to accelerate economic growth and development.

Ensuring compliance with regulations.

Ensuring compliance with regulations.

We have garnered considerable experience in developing harmonised frameworks on regulatory issues to accelerate e-commerce preparedness and operability. We assist the private sector in understanding the impacts of new regulations in the digital economy on their businesses and help ensure regulatory compliance.

Examples of our work

Development of a Policy Brief and Guidelines for the Data Policy Fr...

Assessment of e-commerce readiness in Eswatini

Single Digital Market in Africa

Technical Assistance to identify Opportunities and promote Investme...

Cross-Border investment promotion E-payments landscape in EAC

Preparation of a study on opportunities offered by e-commerce for M...

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