Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2018

Abstract

With the rapid development of the internet, electronic commerce is also gaining importance in international trade. However, the rules governing digital trade is still largely lacking. While WTO Members have been discussing the regulation of electronic commerce since the last century, little progress has been made. Instead, most of the progresses are made in various free trade agreements, especially those sponsored by the United States. This article starts with a review of the efforts to regulate e-commerce in the WTO, as well as what the pre-TPP US FTAs have achieved so far, followed by a critical appraisal of the achievements and shortcomings of the e-commerce chapter in the TPP. It is hoped that, by reviewing the evolution of the regulation of e-commerce from the WTO to the TPP, we can learn some lessons on how the rules are being shaped, as well as how it might evolve in the future.

Discipline

Antitrust and Trade Regulation | International Trade Law | Internet Law

Research Areas

Public International Law, Regional and Trade Law

Publication

Paradigm shift in international economic law rule-making: TPP as a new model for trade agreements?

Editor

Julien Chaisse, Henry Gao and Chang-fa Lo

First Page

345

Last Page

362

ISBN

9789811067303

Identifier

10.1007/978-981-10-6731-0_20

Publisher

Springer

City or Country

Cham

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6731-0_20

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