What’s in IT

What’s in IT

The gains from trade in information technology

A recently signed initiative to liberalise trade in Information Technology (IT) good represents a rare advance at the WTO, with the potential for significant economic benefits given the connectivity between IT goods and services and other sectors. These benefits offer a powerful reminder of the costs of protectionism, and show why a proper focus on the evidence remains a priority both in spurring domestic reforms and persuading WTO Members to engage with multilateral liberalisation.

The gains from trade in information technology