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Proposals about the WTO Working Programme on Electronic Commerce (incl. "E-Commerce Moratorium")

by Dr. Olaf Wientzek, Cedric Amon, Lindgard Buder

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The Work Programme on Electronic Commerce was adopted at the second WTO Ministerial Conference in 1998. Members agreed not to impose tariffs on electronic transmissions for the time being ("E-Commerce Moratorium"). This exemption has been extended at all subsequent WTO Ministerial Conferences so far. An extension of the Moratorium during the 12th Ministerial Conference cannot be taken for granted.
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Dr. Olaf Wientzek

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Director of the Multilateral Dialogue Geneva

olaf.wientzek@kas.de +41 22 748 70 70
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Cedric Amon

Cedric Amon

Research Assistant

cedric.amon@kas.de +41 22 748 70 72