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U.S. joins MC12 proposal to extend WTO e-commerce moratorium

November 22, 2021 at 5:08 PM
The U.S. has officially joined the draft ministerial decision to extend the World Trade Organization moratorium on imposing duties on electronic transmissions, arguing on Monday that not extending it at next week’s 12th ministerial conference would “create uncertainty and concern.” The U.S. is a longtime supporter of the moratorium, which was instituted in 1999, and wants it to be made permanent. A draft ministerial decision that would extend the moratorium until the next ministerial conference was put forward last month...

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