Public submissions on e-commerce and digital trade

The Australian Government is taking a leadership role on digital trade rules through negotiating ambitious rules in our free trade agreements (FTAs), such as those in TPP-11, and driving a new e-commerce initiative in the World Trade Organization (WTO). To ensure our engagement continues to support Australian businesses, including MSMEs, and consumers to take advantage of the opportunities presented by digital trade, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade wants to hear from you — business, NGOs, civil society, academia and individuals — on your experience of the digital economy. This will help us assess current digital trade rules and possible future enhancements.

For further information on what the Government is doing in the WTO and our FTAs on e-commerce and particular questions we would welcome your input on please refer to the future of digital trade rules discussion paper.

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E-Commerce and Digital Trade Enquiries
Regional Trade Agreement Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
R.G. Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221


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Last Updated: 27 April 2018