Digital trade negotiations at WTO

UNCTAD Research Paper: Joint Statement Initiative on E-Commerce (JSI): Economic and Fiscal Implications for the South

Statements and papers from civil society

2020

Digital Trade Rules: A disastrous new constitution for the global economy written by and for Big Tech

Digital trade rules and Big Tech: Surrendering public good to private power

US to target countries that impose digital services taxes

E-com proposals at WTO a recipe for corporate greed

COVID-19: JSI group for exploring emerging e-com/digital trade issues

Statements and analysis from 2019

Prof. Stiglitz on digital trade (3 min video)

Giant tech corporations join forces with the WTO to try to launch a WTO 2.0 to cement digital colonialism through international treaties: English pdf, Spanish pdf

Letter from 315 CSOs from 90+ countries against Digital Trade talks in the WTO, April 1, 2019: English, Spanish, French

Statement against E-commerce Rules in the WTO: pdf docx

E-commerce negotiations being launched at the WEF are really about rules for digital colonisation

Why the dominant digital trade paradigm will not work for women in the global south: English pdf, Spanish, French.

South nations take firm stand on geo-economics of data: English pdf, Spanish, French.

South needs data digitalization policies, say CSO experts: English pdf, Spanish, French.

Anti‐development Impacts of Tax‐Related Provisions in Proposed Rules on Digital Trade in the WTO: English, Spanish, French

Giant tech corporations join forces with the WTO to try to launch a WTO 2.0 to cement digital colonialism through international treaties: English pdf, Spanish pdf

Updated Twelve Reasons: English: pdf, docx. Spanish: pdf, doc. French: pdf, docx.

Sessions at the 2019 WTO Public Forum

#95. Future of WTO in a digitalised world.

#119. Why are computer and related services important?

Statements and analysis from 2018

What development actors need to know about e-commerce: English

Data localization: English, French

Implications of WTO ecommerce proposals restricting access to algorithms: English

Policies for the platform economy: English, French

Preliminary note: Electronic authentication: some implications: English, Spanish

Transnational corporations’ agenda on e-commerce: English, Spanish

Digital industrialisation in developing countries: English, French summary

Data frameworks for a right to development: English

Get off the big data partnerships bandwagon: English

Statement from Civil Society Organizations working on eCommerce for Development, on the Africa eCommerce Week and Outcomes, December 2018: English: pdf, docx. French: pdf, docx.

Digital public goods: A precondition for realising the SDGs: English

Why E-Commerce won’t work for Africa’s development.

Statements and analysis from 2017

The fourth industrial revolution will deepen the digital divide. Alliance Sud Position on the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference: English, French.

MSME associations reject MSMEs work program and ecommerce rules in WTO: English, Spanish.

Statement by women’s rights organisations rejecting the WTO Declaration on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Twelve reasons to oppose rules on digital commerce in the WTO: English: pdf, docx. French: pdf, docx. Spanish: pdf, doc.

E-commerce and the World Trade Organization: English: pdf, docx. Spanish: pdf, docx. French: pdf, docx.

Risk of a deepening of the digital divide – worrisome WTO discussions

Preliminary analysis of aspects of some WTO ecommerce proposals

Some preliminary implications of WTO source code proposal

Some of the implications of ecommerce proposals for government procurement

Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and e-commerce: English: pdf, docx.

Jane Kelsey: E-commerce: the development implications of future proofing global trade rules for GAFA

Burcu Kilic and Renata Avila:
Data is the new oil, so big tech is pushing for a digital free trade deal
Trading away our privacy; the WTO Ministerial in Buenos Aires
A new digital trade agenda: are we giving away the Internet?

E-signatures and trade: English: pdf.

Documents from UNCTAD (UN Conference on Trade and Development)

Research paper: Joint Statement Initiative on E-Commerce (JSI): Economic and Fiscal Implications for the South

Report: Rising product digitalisation and losing trade competitiveness.

Trade and Development Report 2018: Power, Platforms and The Free Trade Delusion.

Rapport sur le commerce et le développement 2018, chapitre III : le développement économique dans un monde numérique : perspectives, pièges et options politiques.

Growing Trade in Electronic Transmissions: Implications for the South.