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July 22, 2024

U.S. to end support for WTO e-commerce proposals, wants ‘policy space’ for digital trade rethink 

By Dan Dupont  / October 24, 2023 at 10:28 PM
The Biden administration will end its support for proposals on data flows, data localization and source code being discussed in World Trade Organization negotiations on e-commerce to ensure sufficient “policy space” for the U.S. and others to assess their approaches to digital trade, Inside U.S. Trade has learned. The U.S. will announce the decision at the WTO on Wednesday morning at a meeting of countries that are party to the joint statement initiative on e-commerce. In a statement, Office...

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