Los Miembros de la OMC intensifican el debate sobre la moratoria relativa al comercio electrónico



El 20 de abril, los Miembros de la OMC intercambiaron puntos de vista sobre la práctica actual de no imponer derechos de aduana a las transmisiones electrónicas. En el cuarto de una serie de debates específicos que se celebran este año en el marco del Programa de Trabajo sobre el Comercio Electrónico, los Miembros destacaron la necesidad de intensificar los intercambios sobre la cuestión de la moratoria relativa al comercio electrónico, centrándose en particular en su definición, alcance y consecuencias para los países en desarrollo.

Indonesia shared its perspective on the e-commerce moratorium and presented its draft regulation containing provisions on the imposition of customs duties on electronically transmitted digital goods.

Singapore presented its submission on the wider economic and social benefits of the moratorium on businesses and consumers, in addition to its fiscal implications and impact on development.

Members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) — Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — presented a submission sharing their considerations of the impact of the moratorium on the growth and development of e-commerce.  They urged more focused discussions and detailed analysis on the issue.

Ambassador Usha Dwarka-Canabady of Mauritius, the facilitator of the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce and the e-commerce moratorium, welcomed members’ exchanges on the issue and noted that a workshop involving relevant international organisations will be held on 1-2 June 2023. This will be an opportunity for members to discuss the themes of the four thematic sessions conducted under the Work Program so far covering the moratorium, the digital divide, consumer protection, and legal and regulatory frameworks.

Fuente: OMC