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e-Commerce free trade agreements, digital chapters and the impact on labour

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ITUC | 30 April 2020

e-Commerce free trade agreements, digital chapters and the impact on labour

The importance of e-commerce has grown with the development and expansion of the speed and reach of digital networks. In 2019, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to $3.53 trillion and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to $6.54 trillion in 2022.2 And just as digital is now permeating ever more sectors, the chapters in free trade agreements have also expanded to deal with many issues that are way beyond the original scope of facilitating trade over the internet.

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 source: ITUC