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Global business groups call on WTO to extend e-commerce moratorium at MC13

January 30, 2024 at 4:37 PM
A coalition of 170 major business groups from around the world is urging the World Trade Organization to extend the moratorium on imposing customs duties on electronic transmissions at the upcoming 13th ministerial conference. MC13 is set for Feb. 26-29 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The e-commerce moratorium was instituted in 1998 and has generally been extended at each ministerial to the next, although not without controversy in recent years. While many WTO members support the moratorium, a handful...

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