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The problems of digital trade

8 days ago

An increasing amount of trade is digital, but trade negotiations are bogged down by arguments over how to regulate it. A new CEPR eBook investigates what gets in the way of digital trade, and editors Ingo Borchert and Alan Winters tell Tim Phillips what we can do to make it work better.
You can download the eBook, free of charge, here

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Addressing Impediments to Digital Trade

9 days ago

Digital trade and digitally enabled services hold the promise of much-needed future growth and prosperity, but also pose unique challenges for trade policymaking. This eBook presents the proceedings from a conference organised by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the UK Trade Policy Observatory, hosted by CEPR,  to discuss new directions for digital trade policy.

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Ministerial prefaceThe Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP
IntroductionIngo Borchert and L. Alan Winters
1 Mapping policies affecting digital tradeSimon J. Evenett and Johannes Fritz
2 Mapping approaches to cross-border data flowsJavier López-González, Francesca Casalini and Taku Nemoto
3 An AI

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Addressing impediments to digital trade: A new eBook

9 days ago

The contribution that digital trade can make to economic growth and employment, in the UK and elsewhere, is huge.  In 2019, UK businesses received e-commerce orders worth £118 billion from abroad, of which £4.5 billion of overseas sales were captured by UK micro enterprises with fewer than ten employees (ONS 2021).  Around one-third of the UK digital sector’s gross value added is exported, underscoring the salience of trade openness for the sector’s prosperity (DCMS 2021).  As the radical changes imparted by digitisation require new policy responses in many areas (Labhard et al. 2019), there are also unique challenges to formulating and implementing sound trade policy for the digital economy.  Two principal factors combine to render digital trade policymaking different from

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