NFTC and ITI Webinar on Services Market Access in the WTO E-commerce Negotiations

Date & Time

Friday, July 31, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CEST


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Note that this webinar will take place at 15:00 Central European Time, 9:00 AM Eastern Time

Please join the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) for a webinar hosted in support of the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on trade-related aspects of e-commerce to explore the enabling role of expanded services market access.

The event will include a moderated panel with experts and industry leaders engaged in trade in services related to e-commerce to discuss the priority service sectors core to e-commerce and the key benefits of enshrining open cross-border trade in services to the global e-commerce ecosystem.

Panelists include:

  • Salvatore Vetrini, Senior Attorney, FedEx
  • Eunice Huang, Trade Policy Manager, Google 
  • Ari Giovenco, Manager of Customs & Trade, Amazon
  • Arun Venkataraman, Senior Director of Global Engagement, Visa
  • Tilmann Kupfer, Vice President of Trade and International Affairs, BT Group

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The importance of services market access commitments to promoting open and competitive markets for e-commerce-related services and service providers;
  • The expansive benefits of these commitments, including allowing micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) to access global markets and enabling their economic success, particularly in developing economies; and
  • How the WTO can ensure the private sector is able to compete on a level playing field across all elements of the e-commerce ecosystem, including by facilitating access to services in sectors including computer-related services, advertising, logistics and delivery services, distributions, telecommunications and electronic payments.

Additional details, including a list of speakers and a link to join the webinar, will be sent to confirmed participants prior to the event.