WTO Members Lay Down Markers For New E-Commerce Talks

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 12:06 PM EDT) -- A handful of World Trade Organization members came forward Friday with proposals to begin a meaningful dialogue on new e-commerce trade rules, as they continue their mad dash to wrap together a package of agreements in time for December’s ministerial summit.

Japan and Russia each laid down their own markers, as did the coalition of Australia, Canada, Colombia, Qatar and Singapore. There is not enough time to reach a new e-commerce agreement by December, but each proposal generally stated that members should use the summit to...
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