E-Commerce and the Digital Economy Services

Negotiating Services Market Access under the E-commerce JSI: A development perspective

Along with providing an update on the negotiating state of play, the author describes the requests involving services market access that have been submitted by participating WTO Members and which modes of supply these requests would fall under. The brief then examines the issues that may affect the pace of the negotiations going forward, along with reviewing what further commitments from developing countries on services market access could mean. The brief concludes with short guiding questions that developing countries could consider as they decide on their negotiating positions.