The Digital Trade Imbalance and Its Implications for Internet Governance
Global Commission on Internet Governance, Paper Series No. 25, February 2016
40 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2017
Date Written: January 22, 2016
this paper examines how governments use trade agreements and policies to address cross-border internet issues and to limit digital protectionism. The digital trade imbalance refers to the imbalance between the US enthusiasm for, and its major trade partners ambivalence towards the creation of a system of trade rules to govern cross-border information flows. The paper concludes with recommendations to policymakers.
Keywords: trade, digital, human rights, WTO, TPP, cross-border information flows
JEL Classification: F
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