Implications for developing countries/LDCs of the JSI E-commerce text (Revision 5)

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By Jane Kelsey December 2023; published on ///

Developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs) face
growing pressure to participate in and adopt the outcomes of
plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce, known as the
Electronic Commerce Joint Statement Initiative (JSI), that are being
conducted by a sub-group of WTO Members outside the WTO’s
mandated procedures and bodies. As the proponents seek to close out at least an initial tranche of the JSI in early 2024, this short memorandum highlights at a high-level some of the consequences for developing countries/LDCs. A separate memorandum examines Revision 5 of the JSI text in more detail.

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