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New WTO e-commerce text suggests negotiators closing in on deal

March 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM
A newly revised and largely complete draft text for the plurilateral e-commerce talks at the World Trade Organization includes little contested language, although the leads for the negotiations say that no proposal has officially been dropped as participants push to conclude a deal this year. On Wednesday, the co-conveners of the WTO e-commerce joint statement initiative -- Japan, Australia and Singapore -- issued to participants a revised “draft chair’s text,” an updated version of one they put forward in February,...

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