This report presents research on the effects a recent trade policy change has had on online commerce to and from a remote region. In July 2017, the Canary Islands’ low value threshold, the so-called de minimis below which imports are exempt from local sales tax and customs paperwork, was raised. This reform is part of a strategy to internationalise the islands’ economy and aims to strengthen consumer purchasing power. We have studied the effect this policy change has had on eBay transactions to and from the Canary Islands.

Wolverhampton Retail Revival Training & Launch Event

Join eBay on Friday November 2nd as we kick off Wolverhampton Retail Revival. The day will be an opportunity to meet with the eBay team and participate in a number of interactive workshops that will give you the skills you need to grow your business on eBay and beyond. We will also host a business Expo where you will have the chance to meet with public and private sector organisations, offering services and resources for entrepreneurs and SMEs.

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A Wayfair longshot: Exemptions to internet sales taxes

This report argues for the crafting of public policies that recognize how small enterprises (1) do not invest directly in new “target markets” but (2) leverage the internet and platforms to reach customers in global markets and then (3) serve those customers remotely without any facilities in the consumers’ jurisdictions while (4) remaining independent.

Economie collaborative

Economie collaborative

Des millions de Français utilisent Internet pour compléter leurs revenus et favoriser le réemploi de nombreux objets. Pour certains, c’est même le début d’un projet d’entreprise. Cette source de croissance, de pouvoir d’achat et de consommation durable doit être soutenue.

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Intelligence artificielle

Intelligence artificielle

Créer de nouvelles opportunités pour les individus et les entrepreneurs: tel doit être le coeur de la réflexion autour de l’intelligence artificielle. De nombreux aspects restent à penser pour s’assurer que l’IA reste explicable, acceptable et inclusive pour tous ceux qui l’utilisent.

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Compétitivité

Compétitivité

Dans un contexte mondialisé, les PME devront pouvoir bénéficier de conditions favorables afin de rivaliser avec leurs concurrents internationaux

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