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dc.description.abstractE-commerce was first included as a topic in a free trade agreement (FTA) in 2001. Since then, the number of FTAs that address e-commerce has been regularly increasing, now representing 30 per cent of all notified trade agreements with WTO. E-commerce is included in virtually all of the recent mega-regional trade agreements, including the concluded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. On 10 February 2020, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union: DECIDE[D] that Phase III Negotiations focuses on an AfCFTA Protocol on E-Commerce immediately after conclusion of Phase II Negotiations and DIRECT[ED] the African Union Commission to embark on preparations for the upcoming negotiations and mobilize resources during 2020 for capacity building for African trade negotiators to be involved in the negotiation of e-commerce legal instruments at the level of the African Continental Free Trade Area. This briefing note provides an illustration of the types of issues that can be approached in an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) protocol on e-commerce. It makes a case for expediting those negotiations – given the considerable changes in the world economy since the thirty-third ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held in Addis Ababa on 9 and 10 February 2020 – particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the imperative to build back better for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the value of consolidating a pan-African position on e-commerce negotiating issues, and to better enable coherence with the other protocols of AfCFTA .en
dc.titleImperative for expediting African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations on e-commerceen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::TRADE PROMOTION, FACILITATION AND CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION::ELECTRONIC COMMERCEen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY::COMMON MARKETSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY::CUSTOMS UNIONSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY::FREE TRADE AREASen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::TRADE PROMOTION, FACILITATION AND CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION::TRADE FACILITATIONen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::TRADE PROMOTION, FACILITATION AND CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION::TRADE DATA INTERCHANGEen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::United Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICAen
ags.subjectThesaurusCUSTOMS UNIONSen
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE DATA INTERCHANGEen
ags.subjectThesaurusFREE TRADE AREASen
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE FACILITATIONen
ags.subjectThesaurusELECTRONIC COMMERCEen
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICAen
ags.subjectThesaurusCOMMON MARKETSen
ags.descriptionNotesLibrary also has French edition under the title:"La nécessité impérative d’accélérer les négociations relatives au commerce électronique dans le cadre de la ZLECA"en
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical referenceen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECAen
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-19T07:09:05Z
dc.date.available2021-03-19T07:09:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.uneca.org/handle/10855/43936
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
uneca.language.supporteden
dc.format.extent11 p.:ill
dc.languageeng
dc.typeWorking paper
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusCOMMON MARKETS
ags.subjectThesaurusCUSTOMS UNIONS
ags.subjectThesaurusFREE TRADE AREAS
ags.subjectThesaurusELECTRONIC COMMERCE
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE FACILITATION
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE DATA INTERCHANGE
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA
ags.subjectClassification07.01.00 GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY
ags.availabilityNumber2020
ags.availabilityNumberb11990247
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11990247


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