Cross-Border E-Commerce: WTO discussions and multi-stakeholder roles – stocktaking and practical ways forward

Author
Michael Kende1, Nivedita Sen
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, The Graduate Institute (IHEID)
Abstract
E-commerce has long been recognized as a driver of growth of the digital economy, with the potential to promote economic development. The benefits come from lower transaction costs online, increased efficiency, and access to new markets. The smallest of vendors can join online marketplaces to increase their sales, while larger companies can use the Internet to join global value chains (GVCs), and the largest e-commerce providers are now among the most valuable companies in the world.
Topic
Development, Economics, Science and Technology, World Trade Organization, Digital Economy, Economic growth, Free Trade
Political Geography
United States, Europe, Switzerland, Global Focus