Developing Countries And The Gats Multilateral Framework For The Supply Of E-services -- An Overview

Electronic commerce regulation at a global level is yet to be fully developed. The World Trade Organization (WTO) could be the forum for such development, but it would require a more active approach, both from the WTO itself and from its Member States. The General Agreements on Trade in Services (GATS) treaty, if it is to be applied to electronic services in developing countries, must be clarified to be used effectively.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the necessary conditions for a nation to benefit from membership in the WTO?
What are services-related issues in the GATS Multilateral Framework?
What are the issues that confront developing countries in the context of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)?


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