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[Seminar] 2019 WTO Public Forum KIEP Session

  • Date2019/09/18
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The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) will be hosting a seminar on “Borderless Trade of Digital Contents: Next Chapter for the WTO” during the 2019 WTO Public Forum taking place from October 8th to 11th, 2019, at the main building of the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland.


The WTO Public Forum is an annual outreach event hosted by the WTO, providing a platform for participants to discuss how technological developments and changes in production methods, employment, consumption patterns, population, climate, among others, are affecting the world trade system, and how global trade is adapting to these changes. The event regularly attracts over 1,500 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organizations. This year’s WTO Public Forum is being held under the title of“Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World.”


KIEP will be hosting an independent session on “Borderless Trade of Digital Contents: Next Chapter for the WTO” during the Public Forum. In the session, we will have the opportunity to explore the implications of one-person media contents, and more particularly how their rapid spread among younger generations and trade across borders will impact future global trade. We are bringing together business insiders, international experts, and policy makers to discuss important issues concerning the explosive growth of digital contents being traded across borders without restriction (e.g. taxation, IPR protection), inter-governmental response measures to promote such forms of digital trade, and the role to be played by the WTO.


We warmly look forward to welcoming you at the KIEP session during this year’s WTO Public Forum.


Details are as follows:
 
1. Title: Borderless Trade of Digital Contents: Next Chapter for the WTO

2. Date & Time: Thursday, October 10th, 2019, 8:30-10:00

3. Venue: WTO Main Building, Geneva, Switzerland

4. Host: Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)


5. Contact: Ms. Minji Kang, Senior Researcher, Trade Agreement Team, KIEP (+82-44-414-1196, mjkang@kiep.go.kr)

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