WTO’s Director-General says e-commerce must be a force for inclusion

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Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), speaks to the media after the Trade Dialogues Business Event during a press conference, at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 30 May 2016.

WTO’s Director-General says e-commerce must be a force for inclusion


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Speaking at a meeting of the OECD Ministerial Council in Paris on 23 May, WTO’s Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted that advances in technology are facilitating trade and changing the way we do business today.
Noting the rapid growth in e-commerce and its potential, he also underlined challenges, such as the need to address the digital divide, and added that the WTO has witnessed growing interest in discussing e-commerce issues.

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