Our Ad-Hoc Support on Electronic Commerce sought-after by Developing WTO Members

As WTO JSI talks on Electronic Commerce gained momentum in 2021, our WTO Umbrella Grant’s ad-hoc support facility on the subject attracted trade negotiators’ interest beyond its initially intended audience. Indeed, beyond delegates from the 11 targeted beneficiary countries, other developing country negotiators sought to benefit from our support.

Through over 70 interventions, we provided beneficiary delegates with clarifications on negotiating texts, factual briefings on negotiated topics, and occasional drafting support for submissions and proposals. This informed their participation in e-commerce talks, on topics such as e-signatures, electronic contracts, open government data, online consumer protection, spam, paperless trading, cybersecurity and others.

“Your support is much appreciated”
Permanent Mission of Guyana in Geneva

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