April 1, 2019
Dear WTO Members,
Technology can stimulate development and help build sustainable livelihoods, but the right policies are
essential to ensure that countries, workers and consumers everywhere can benefit. But some countries have
declared their intent to rewrite the rules of the global economy, to give giant technology corporations, the
largest companies in the world, new “rights” to profit – while limiting public interest oversight and benefits
from the new economy for everyone else – by commencing new negotiations on “e-commerce” in the WTO.
The rules proposed by Big Tech transnational corporations (TNCs) go far beyond “e-commerce” and have
implications for all aspects of domestic as well as the global economy, even for countries not participating.
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