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WTO, E-commerce and Information Technologies

From the Uruguay Round through the Doha Development Agenda - A Report to the UN ICT Task Force

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: August 2005
  • Page count: 194
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.II.A.6

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ISBN: 9789211557343

About the product

This paper presents an overview of one of the most important processes today determining the governance of information technology: the growing role of the World Trade Organization. The application of the WTO’s rules-based trading system to the goods, services, and intellectual property that facilitate e-commerce, or that are traded via e-commerce, has a clear impact on the policies adopted by WTO Members to promote the development of the physical, human, and legal infrastructure for e-commerce. It is therefore essential that all stakeholders have a better understanding of the issues at stake.