Next week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) will convene for the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires. Over three days, the 164 member countries of the WTO will meet to discuss matters under multilateral trade agreements and current policies. With multiple proposals offered on e-commerce specifically, the delegates at MC11 will certainly have plenty to discuss. It is promising that a number of these proposals embrace the potential of using digital trade to advance sustainable development goals.
This post provides a short preview of some of the e-commerce proposals at the upcoming Ministerial (note that this post uses “e-commerce” and “digital trade” interchangeably) and assesses the potential of digital trade to reshape the development agenda.