The purpose of this book is in large part to take stock and explain most of the IT- and ecommerce-related World Trade Organization (WTO) issues. It provides a historical overview of the WTO’s role with regard to e-commerce and IT trade between 1995 and 2003. It provides contextual background of and a detailed insight into the complex set of existing rules, categories and debates. Its aim is to inform the representatives of developing nations, civil society, and others who want or need to understand more about the WTO’s role in information technology governance and policy.
UN ICT Task Force Series 7