UPU and Tunisia sign e-commerce agreement

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) and Tunisia have signed an agreement for the development of e-commerce in the country under the Ecom@Africa project initiative.

In a statement issued yesterday (13 July), the UPU said: “The cooperation agreement formalizes commitment to implement the Ecom@Africa Tunisian platform. Experts from the UPU and Tunisia have for the past months been setting up suitable technical and operational structures that will enable the roll out of the project. 

The UPU launched the Ecom@Africa initiative to assist African countries develop and facilitate online trade using the postal network.

The signing of the agreement on Tuesday (12 July) makes Tunisia the first country among the six selected to pioneer the project. The others are Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.

UPU has also received requests from Djibouti and Uganda to assist them in setting up e-commerce platforms for their Posts.

 The Universal Postal Union (UPU)

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