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Global Services Coalition: Regulatory costs of e-commerce duties outweigh gains

February 8, 2024 at 12:08 PM
The regulatory costs of creating a regime to collect duties on electronic transmissions would offset any potential revenue gains for developing countries, the Global Services Coalition said on Thursday, arguing that the World Trade Organization should extend an e-commerce moratorium banning such duties. The moratorium, which is set to expire next month, traditionally has been renewed at ministerial conferences. WTO members will gather in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for their 13th ministerial, set for Feb. 26-29. India and South Africa have...

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