MEMBER governments of the World Trade Organisation are to examine in detail proposals made by the USA and the EU administrations on the dismantling of bureaucratic barriers that hinder companies wanting to sell IT and telecommunications services abroad.

The detailed suggestions were made in the ongoing WTO services round, which has just reached the end of its first stage. Diplomats will now begin a year-long examination of proposals, before making formal offers to liberalise their service industries, including IT.

Notably, the ...

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