Russia tables e-commerce paper at the WTO

Russia has presented a paper at the World Trade Organization (WTO) (JOB/GC/137) to express its position on e-commerce. E-commerce is one of the main topics under consideration in preparation for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference. One of the proposals endorsed by Russia and a significant number of other countries is the creation of a working group (WG) on e-commerce, in order to address the current compartimentalization of discussions, spread across several committees. According to Russia (JOB/GC/137), the WG should ensure efficient continuation of the work on e-commerce and provide members with the appropriate forum for discussions on e-commerce issues, including the possibility of developing international rules.