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NEWS IMPULSE – THE WORLD TRADE REPORT, 2020 | 03 DECEMBER

Syllabus Section: Reports & Indices / International Organisations.

 

Why in news?

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has released the World Trade Report, 2020.

Key highlights

• The report by the World Trade Organization analyses the adoption of government policies so as to foster the technological progress and digital innovation.

• The report highlights that due to covid-19 crisis, 115 countries have adopted new digital and industrial strategies.

• These digital and industrial strategies would boost the transition towards digital economy.

• The strategies include tax breaks that facilitate the digital innovation, policies to address access to the data, technological hub that maximize the knowledge diffusion.

About the World Trade Report

• The report is published annually with an aim to boost the understanding regarding the trends in trade, issues and policies.

• The 2020 version of the report focuses on technology and innovation policies. It also explains the role of the World Trade Organization in the changing world.

 

Source: WTO Publications.

 

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