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U.S., China, more than 70 others announce ‘intent to commence’ e-commerce talks

January 25, 2019 at 12:39 PM
More than 70 countries, including the U.S., China, the European Union and Japan, confirmed on Friday their plan to begin World Trade Organization negotiations on electronic commerce. “We confirm our intention to commence WTO negotiations on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce,” they said in a joint statement released on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Before the statement’s release, it was an open question whether China, which is thought likely to oppose key U.S. e-commerce goals...


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