ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

Workshop on the moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions

Geneva, WTO Headquarters

Workshop Programme

I. Opening Remarks

10:00-10:30

  • Director-General Roberto Azevŕdo
  • Ambassador Junichi Ihara (Japan), former GC Chair

II. History of the moratorium

Moderator:

  • Patrick Low (Asia Global Institute)

10:30-11:30

  • Alicia Greenidge (Trade Adviser)
  • Stuart Harbinson (Fellow, European Centre for International Political Economy)

III. Revenue implications of the moratorium

Moderator:

  • Hanna Norberg (Trade Economista)

11:30-13:00

13:00-15:00 - Lunch break

IV. Technical challenges of imposing customs duties on electronic transmissions

Moderator:

  • Dan Ciuriak (Centre for International Governance Innovation)

15:00-16:00

  • Ana Hinojosa (WCO)
  • Deborah Elms (Asian Trade Centre)
  • Attiya Waris (University of Nairobi)
    Presentation
  • David Weller (Google)

V. Development dimension of the moratorium

Moderator:

  • Hanna Norberg (Trade Economista)

16:00-17:30

VI. Conclusions and way forward

17:30-18:00

  • Robert Koopman, WTO Chief Economist