Digital Trade for Development

Prepared by IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, WTO and The World Bank

Joint report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), The World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

This report explores the opportunities and challenges for developing economies arising from digital trade and discusses the role of international cooperation in tackling these opportunities and challenges.

The report considers policy actions in the areas of digital infrastructure, skills, international support for capacity development, and the regulatory and policy environment.

Specific policy issues include the WTO e-commerce moratorium, regulation of cross-border data flows, competition policies and consumer protection