December 13, 2017


WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today from John Murphy, senior vice president for International Policy, regarding digital trade policy developments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial in Buenos Aires:

“The U.S. Chamber welcomes the extension of the longstanding agreement among WTO members not to impose customs duties on electronic transmissions. The digital economy has emerged as a major driver of economic growth among nations at all levels of development, so the decision to maintain this moratorium is a demonstration of goodwill and pragmatism. We’re also pleased to see a coalition of 70 WTO members come together to explore possible negotiations on e-commerce in the WTO. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work on this important issue.”