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          E-Commerce, WTO and developing countries (English)
          Discussion Paper by Arvind Panagariya, University of Maryland, 2000, 32 pages
          Categories: Science and Technology, WTO Issues/Multilateral Trading System

          What: The paper discusses policy issues that e-commerce raises for developing countries in the WTO context. With regard to the WTO rules, benefit developing countries would benefit if e-commerce is classified as trade in services with GATS discipline applied to it and Internet transactions as cross-border trade. Developing countries that have the capacity to export skilled services through Internet would gain if they negotiate market access with developed countries in the future WTO negotiations' in terms of liberalization of sectors in which they have a comparative advantage. Who: Useful for anyone teaching electronic commerce and WTO. How: A background reading on e-commerce and negotiations with WTO.