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Commerce 3.0 - U.S. Perspective

Launched in 2013 along with the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), the U.S. version of the Commerce 3.0 report finds that the Internet and mobile technology are lowering barriers to international trade in a revolutionary way, creating new global trade opportunities for very small businesses in particular.  The US report makes the following policy suggestions:

  • Improve delivery services through technology and interoperable systems
  • Reduce customs complexity by creating rules that simplify customs procedures, particularly for low value packages
  • Create innovative trusted trade programs
  • Promote open development of mobile payments
  • Protect innovation that intermediaries bring to bear
  • Recognize Internet-enabled traders and the 21st century market in trade policymaking

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