Motion Picture Association Statement on WTO Extension of E-Commerce Moratorium

March 4, 2024

WASHINGTON – The World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Conference recently announced the extension of the E-Commerce Moratorium until March 2026. The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:

“The digital economy is critical for the creative industries that are rapidly innovating and evolving to address consumer demands. The agreement to extend the WTO’s decades-old E-Commerce Moratorium will  support the continued growth of the digital creative economy, benefitting audiences globally. I applaud WTO Members on successfully renewing this vital and longstanding trade principle.”

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About The Motion Picture Association

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) serves as the leading voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world. Its member studios are: Netflix, Paramount Global, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros. Discovery. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

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