proceedings were intended to serve as an input into the Committee's
consideration of the issue of electronic commerce as part of the
overall WTO Work Programme. Participation was open to WTO Members and
Observers. The theme of the seminar was Government Facilitation
of E-commerce for Development.
Officials from developing and
developed country governments as well as representatives of other
international organizations and the private sector made presentations
in the four sessions on regulation and deregulation, promotion of
modern information and communication technologies, education and
information, and government coordination.
The seminar concentrated on
what governments can do for a country to benefit from modern
information and communication technologies in general and e-commerce
in particular. Most of the presentations made and papers circulated
are already available on this Website. The remaining presentations
will shortly be added.
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programme and presentations