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U.S., others call for cross-border data flow, no localization in WTO e-commerce talks

May 3, 2019 at 4:38 PM
The U.S. and other major economic countries are calling for a World Trade Organization electronic commerce plurilateral agreement to require the free flow of data across borders, a permanent ban on customs duties for electronic transmissions and a ban on data localization, according to proposals put forward by negotiators. China has also put forward its ideas for the e-commerce talks , but stopped far short of endorsing the provisions sought by the U.S. and others. China said the issues of...

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