Committee For Trade And Development, World Trade Organization Work Programme On Electronic Commerce

The Declaration on Global Electronic Commerce urged the General Council of the World Trade Organization to establish a comprehensive work programme. The Committee for Trade and Development (CTD) is one of four bodies that reports and makes recommendations to the General Council on issues related to the effects of e-commerce on trade in developing countries. CTD is the forum for discussion of all cross-cutting matters of special interest to developing countries.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is the emergence of new channels of distribution through e-commerce changing the way developing countries participate in the global marketplace?
What solutions are being considered to protect content holders intellectual property rights while exploiting distribution of products through electronic mediums?
What is the main objective of the World trade Organization’s Work Programme on Electronic Commerce?

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