Americas initiative, a public and private e-commerce expert committee was set up in July 1998 to make recommendations to trade negotiators. With Europe, the Transatlantic Business Dialogue and Transatlantic Economic Partnership also offer opportunities for public and private cooperation. These efforts and others of a similar nature will be necessary to allow the private sector--the arena in which the greatest use and innovation will occur--to continue to lead.
It is becoming increasingly clear that e-commerce represents a radically new way of conducting business. If its full potential is realized it will be a powerful engine for increasing economic opportunity, growth, and development throughout the world. As in most areas of international economic policy, U.S. leadership will be essential. In shaping the future of international e-commerce and the Internet, the United States will in many ways be shaping the world of the twenty-first century.
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Publication information: Book title: Economic Strategy and National Security:A Next Generation Approach. Contributors: Patrick J. DeSouza - Editor. Publisher: Westview Press. Place of publication: Boulder, CO. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 260.
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