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

The WTO Work Programme on Electronic Commerce Post Buenos Aires: Developments in the run-up to MC12

This note gives an overview of the developments in the WTO Work Programme on Electronic Commerce since the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires and in the run-up to the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) scheduled to take place this year, 2022, during the week of June 13. It provides an overview of the proposals and discussions in the WTO bodies to reinvigorate the Work Programme, and gives an overall mapping of the key issues and specific topics discussed including development aspects. It finally presents the key elements of Draft Ministerial Decisions submitted by some Members on the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce for the imminent MC12.