There are 76 countries, including the EU, China and USA, now negotiating a WTO Ecommerce Agreement in Geneva - together covering over 80% of the global trading environment. It is the first time in over 20 years that we have had a major breakthrough in modernising the global governance of digital trade and one area of policy where there is a consensus, so let’s grab the opportunity and make it work.
As the UN’s E-Commerce Week Geneva and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 commence, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom calls for a cohesive voice from across the developed and emerging markets.
The ICC United Kingdom's stance on digital trade is mentioned in House of Lords by Viscount Waverley, highlighting how modernising rules on digital trade will improve SME access to global markets, both in the UK and in emerging economies.
ICC announces launch of new Digital Economy Committee aiming to facilitate the UK in leading the way on digital trade innovation, worth US$25 trillion to the global economy. This forum will provide a stronger platform for British businesses to influence international policy.