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This article features a comment from CIGI Senior Fellow Thomas Bernes. 

The business outreach arm of the G20 summit has proposed to world leaders an initiative to create a global e-commerce platform to knock down barriers in online trade amid growing anti-globalisation fervour.

The so-called B20 group, comprising business leaders from G20 countries, raised the idea of an electronic world trade platform, or eWTP, as a policy recommendation to be considered during the two-day summit which opened in Hangzhou on Sunday.

Bernes of CIGI said e-commerce is where the future lies, with the eWTP initiative likely to benefit companies...

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