October 6, 2023

DDG Ellard highlights impact of technological developments on global trade

In a keynote speech at the 2023 Annual WTO Conference organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London on 6 October, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard outlined how technological developments are changing the face of international trade. She stressed the increased role of services, especially digitally-delivered services, in the global economy, and how new technologies have helped to facilitate trade and improve transparency. She also outlined the latest state of play in negotiations on updating WTO rules. The text of her speech is below.

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