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Report - Expansion of Trade in IT Products (ITAII)

The Information Technology Agreement (ITA) under the ITA is a plurilateral agreement under the World Trade Organization that aims to lower trade barriers for IT products (including telecom goods). Negotiations are currently taking place in the WTO to expand the scope of products for application of zero-tariffs and also address Non-Tariff Measures that may impede IT trade, a process聽known as ITAII.

As a signatory to the ITA, China is currently formulating a comprehensive negotiating position on ITAII. The EU-China Trade Project is supporting a study in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Information Industry in identifying the trade-related priorities of China's IT industry, in order to facilitate the work of the ITAII negotiators.