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Future of WTO e-commerce moratorium murky despite industry push

May 17, 2022 at 4:55 PM
A wide swath of business groups from around the world on Tuesday urged World Trade Organization members to avoid a “historic setback” by successfully extending the moratorium on duties on electronic transmissions, the prospects for which remain uncertain – bordering on bleak – as a few countries continue to raise concerns about it. The moratorium has been in place since 1998 and has been extended at every ministerial conference since then. It commits WTO members not to impose customs duties...

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