Council For Trade In Goods, World Trade Organization Work Programme On Electronic Commerce

The Council for Trade in Goods provides information to the General Council of the World Trade Organization on issues related to the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce relevant to trade in goods and how e-commerce may or may not come under existing World Trade Organization agreements.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How was the Council for Trade in Goods established and how are recommendations brought to the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference?
What are some of the issues are open for further discussion by the Council for Trade in Goods?
In establishing the classification of electronic transactions, what are the characterization issues that need to be resolved in determining whether the transaction is a good, service or something else?
What are the issues related to embedded information and encryption technology being discussed by the Council for Trade in Goods?

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