US trade representative Robert Lighthizer says the US is seeking an e-commerce accord that “has the same obligations for all participants”. Photo: AFP

At last minute, China decides to join WTO talks on US$25 trillion e-commerce market

  • Beijing overcomes reluctance to join negotiations, citing a ‘deep crisis’ in multilateral trading system
  • Some in the US fear it may also seek to water down any eventual outcome
Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)

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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer says the US is seeking an e-commerce accord that “has the same obligations for all participants”. Photo: AFP
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