Should There Be New Multilateral Rules for Digital Trade?
This think piece addresses the interface between the global trading system and the digital environment. In recent years, the role of digital technologies as a key driver of innovation has dramatically increased, and thus the question of whether current trade rules are adapted to the realities of digital trade and innovation has become a critical one. As digital technologies, and above all the Internet, enter a more advanced stage of evolution and of integration into societal life, the matter is likely to transcend issues of market access, elimination of tariffs, or the classification of a digital good or service, and to revolve around how the entire international trade governance system is to face the digital challenge.
Tag: Digital Economy, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, General Agreement on Trade in Services, Innovation, Mega-regionals, Multilateral Rulemaking, Services, Tariffs