World Trade Report 2018 highlights transformative impact of digital technologies on trade

The 2018 edition of the WTO’s flagship publication, the World Trade Report, finds that digital technologies — namely the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and Blockchain — will have a profound impact on global trade, adding up to 34 percentage points to trade growth by 2030 thanks to lower costs and higher productivity. However, they could also create a challenging environment for those seeking to keep up with the latest innovations. The Report was launched today (3 October) at the WTO Public Forum.

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This was excerpted from a 3 October 2018 news item by the World Trade Organization