USTR Statement on WTO E-Commerce Negotiations

October 24, 2023

Many countries, including the United States, are examining their approaches to data and source code, and the impact of trade rules in these areas. In order to provide enough policy space for those debates to unfold, the United States has removed its support for proposals that might prejudice or hinder those domestic policy considerations. The JSI continues to be an important initiative and the United States intends to remain an active participant in those talks.