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Slide to Power On

Global e-commerce is creating new opportunities for merchants. But governments must do more to support the rise of digital trade.

Consumers aren’t just buying more online these days. Increasingly, they’re buying online from other countries — nearly half of all U.S. shoppers now make purchases from international retailers. Many countries around the world are recognizing this new trading environment and embracing the vast economic opportunities created by global e-commerce. Unfortunately, there are other countries missing […]

Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

Customs modernization will be key to facilitating trade growth.

Hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this year’s E-Commerce Week brought together government representatives, CEOs, international organizations, academics and civil society. The objective: to highlight the potential benefits of e-commerce and discuss how we can overcome barriers to realizing them. During last week’s gathering, UPS joined panels to outline to […]

3 Ways to Modernize NAFTA

It's time to bring the North American Free Trade Agreement into the digital age.

Every day, 3 percent of global GDP  – and 6 percent of U.S. GDP –  moves through UPS’s international network. That means we see first-hand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to fueling cross-border commerce. As the U.S. administration looks at ways to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the […]

Top 5 Reasons to Support the Trans-Pacific Partnership

How the trade pact presents opportunities for small business to grow in new markets.

After years of negotiations and an intense week of back-and-forth deliberation in Atlanta, negotiators announced an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday morning. The deal is the largest and most substantial free trade agreement in history, connecting 12 global economies and 800 million consumers across the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. UPS has pressed for […]

Unlocking Global Trade Growth

Bold political leadership and vision can lift trade barriers.

Global trade volumes have slowed dramatically after a period of steady growth, with financial flows hovering at levels almost 70 percent below their peak, according to the International Monetary Fund. The slowdown in growth has broad consequences for domestic economies. Less trade means weaker job growth. Declining trade also is quite damaging to global economies […]