E-Commerce and the Digital Economy WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

The WTO Work Programme on Electronic Commerce: 1998-2017

This Note provides a summary of issues discussed in the WTO work programme on E-Commerce over two periods. First is the period from 1998 till about 2015. After the initial flurry of proposals and discussions, there was a long period of relative quiet. This changed in the second period, i.e. around the time of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in 2015. Hence, the discussion was revived and expanded in this period of 2015-2017