date icon July 17, 2018

IA Outlines Priorities for WTO e-Commerce Agreement

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IA joined tech groups from the United States, Japan, the European Union, Canada and Australia to outline priorities for talks on a potential WTO e-Commerce agreement. The 10 priorities include provisions guaranteeing the free movement of data across borders and a prohibition on tariffs and taxes on cross-border data flows and digital products.

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