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E-Commerce and the Multilateral Framework

16 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2002  

Daniel Piazolo

THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

Abstract

The rapid diffusion of the internet and electronic commerce changes the way business and international trade take place. The new economy poses new challenges to the international and European regulatory framework, since small distortions due to differing sets of regulations and taxation between countries might grow to non-negligible dimensions. This paper examines the necessary reforms of the multilateral framework concerning standards, policy coordination and taxation and stresses that the new economy reinforces the need for consistent, transparent, non-discriminatory, simple and enforceable rules.

Keywords: New Economy, Policy Coordination, Tax Distortion, Trade Diversion, European Commission, WTO, Economic Integration, E-Commerce, Technological Change

JEL Classification: F02, F42, O33

Suggested Citation

Piazolo, Daniel, E-Commerce and the Multilateral Framework. As published in Wirtschaftspolitische Blaetter, Vol. 48, No. 6, Pp. 625-634, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=294779 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.294779

Daniel Piazolo (Contact Author)

THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen ( email )

University of Applied Sciences
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Stra├če 13
Friedberg, 61169
Germany

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