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Canada’s WTO ambassador: e-commerce talks will guide organization during the pandemic

May 22, 2020 at 3:27 PM
World Trade Organization negotiators are set to hold plurilateral virtual discussions about e-commerce rules on June 11, Canada’s ambassador to the WTO Stephen de Boer said on Friday, contending that digital trade talks will help the organization rethink how to conduct negotiations for global trade rules amid the pandemic. The push toward digitization spurred by the coronavirus pandemic has made e-commerce increasingly relevant and could serve as a catalyst for advancing the plurilateral WTO negotiations on the matter, Geneva officials...


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