2018 marks the 17th anniversary of China’s accession to the WTO. The 17th Annual Conference on WTO and China will be held in Beijing on 27th October. Topics to be discussed at the conference include: The role of the WTO in China's reform process; and China’s international economic relations in a new era.

The conference is co-hosted by University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China Society for World Trade Organization Studies (CWTO), and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD); organized by China Institute for WTO Studies, UIBE.

Attendance to this event is by invitation only. For further information, please contact ICTSD China Office, email: asia [at] ictsd.ch

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of ICTSD, is a speaker.

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The conference is co-hosted by University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China Society for World Trade Organization Studies (CWTO), and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD); organized by China Institute for WTO Studies, UIBE.

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Data has intrinsic value as infrastructure in the new economy, where trade, supply chains and business operations are enabled by the ability to move data globally. 

In December 2017, a group of members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to a Joint Statement on Electronic Commerce, effectively opening a path towards a WTO-based open plurilateral negotiation. Since then, these discussions have atttracted the attention of of approximately ninety WTO delegations who have been attending regular work meetings throughout the first semester of 2018. 

As those discussions move into the second half of the year, delegations are looking forward to step up the game by holding text-based member driven thematic discussions, where positions and sensibilities are more clearly reflected and articulated.

In this context, ICTSD has taken the challenge of addressing the important topic of data flows and localisation requirements from both a policy and international rulemaking perspectives. The objective is to provide delegations and policy makers with a set of possible options for tackling this key issue within in the context of the plurilateral discussions.

WTO: Paths Forward is an ICTSD initiative that provides the research, ideas and neutral spaces negotiators need to ensure the technical work required for a successful 12th WTO Ministerial Conference moves forward.

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Monday, 22 October 2018 - 8:45am