Digital Trade and E-Commerce: Challenges and Opportunities of the Asia-Pacific Regionalism

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 321-348, September 2015

28 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2015

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Rolf H. Weber

University of Zurich - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 29, 2015

Abstract

The legal framework of the WTO does not meet the regulatory need of the digital trade business anymore. The “compensation” by regional and bilateral preferential trade agreements in the Asian-Pacific area having gained importance and covering a larger scope during the last decade is a valuable contribution to the legal stability in the region but does not fully replace the merits of a global framework.

Keywords: GATT and GATS Suitability, Information Technology Agreement, Preferential Trade Agreement, Trade in Services Agreement, Work Programme on E-Commerce

Suggested Citation

Weber, Rolf H., Digital Trade and E-Commerce: Challenges and Opportunities of the Asia-Pacific Regionalism (September 29, 2015). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 321-348, September 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2669347

Rolf H. Weber (Contact Author)

University of Zurich - Faculty of Law ( email )

Rämistrasse 71
Zürich, CH-8006
Switzerland

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