Information Technology Agreement

The Information Technology Agreement (ITA) was concluded by 29 participants at the Singapore Ministerial Conference in December 1996. Since then, the number of participants has grown to 82, representing about 97 per cent of world trade in IT products. The participants are committed to completely eliminating tariffs on IT products covered by the Agreement. At the Nairobi Ministerial Conference in December 2015, over 50 members concluded the expansion of the Agreement, which now covers an additional 201 products valued at over $1.3 trillion per year.

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News 

  

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Introduction 

Information Technology Agreement � introduction

 

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The mandate 

Browse or download the text of the �Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products� from the legal texts gateway.

Find decisions of WTO bodies concerning the information technology agreement in the Analytical Index � Guide to WTO Law and Practice.

  

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ITA schedules 

  

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Work on ITA in the WTO, and official documents 

Work on this subject is handled by the Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products. The current chair is .

Non Tariff Measures

Download the work programme (MS Word format, 2 pages, 32KB, opens in a new window)

  

Work in the Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products

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  • Annual reports of the Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products (Document code varies)   > search   > help

  

Other official ITA documents

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  • General documents on ITA (Document code G/IT/*)   > search
  • Status report on ITA implementation (Document code G/IT/* and keyword �status of implementation�)   > search
  • Classification of information technology products (Document code G/IT/* and and keyword �Classification of information technology products�)   > search
  • Products Classification (Divergences) of information technology products (Document code G/IT/* and and keyword �divergences or classification�)   > search

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