After dealing with the long queues and accreditation process at the United Nations (UN) Palais Des Nations, the first session on the radar was titled ‘E-Commerce: Good or Bad for Development?’. Readers may recall that World Trade Organization (WTO) has a 1998 Work Programme on E-Commerce. This Work Programme provides for the discussion of trade-related issues relating to electronic commerce to take place in the relevant WTO bodies: the Council for Trade in Services; the Council for Trade in Goods; the Council for TRIPS; and the Committee for Trade and Development. The General Council was envisaged to play a review or oversight role. From July 2016, the debate on Electronic Commerce at the WTO intensified when several Members proposed to negotiate new rules in addition to the existing ones in the WTO Agreements. This suggestion for negotiations was opposed by many developing countries because it goes beyond the 1998 mandate. With e-commerce worth about $25 trillion without any new rules, the question being asked is whether the rules being proposed in the WTO would be helpful or harmful for economic development.