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WTO, E-Commerce and Information Technology. From the Uruguay Round through the Doha Development Agenda

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Publication Date: October 2004

Publisher(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Author(s): Sacha Wunsch

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Special Collection: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Topic: Science and technology (Computer science and information technology)

Keywords: UN-ICT Task Force; E-Commerce; IT Developmen; Internet Governance

Type: Report

Abstract:

This report for the UN-ICT Task Force reviews the history of the WTO's work on e-commerce and IT and provides a comprehensive perspective of how WTO Members applied the rules-based trading system to e-commerce and IT through the Doha Development Agenda. Its purpose was to provide non-WTO experts with interests in the trade dimensions of e-commerce, IT, and developing countries' participation in global IT governance with a reference tool that would explain both the scope and importance of the WTO's work on e-commerce and IT.

This report was edited by Joanna McIntosh.