ICC Welcomes Progress On e-Commerce At The WTO



International Chamber of Commerce

ICC has welcomed a statement made today by the Trade Ministers of Australia, Japan and Singapore announcing significant progress in the ongoing e-commerce negotiations within the World Trade Organization.

The statement notes that ‘good convergence’ has been achieved on eight issues — specifically: online consumer protection; electronic signatures and authentication; unsolicited commercial electronic messages; open government data; electronic contracts; transparency; paperless trading; and open internet access.

The Ministers have set out the objective to secure convergence on the majority of issues left open to discussion by the end of 2022.

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