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

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Susan Ariel Aaronson

George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs

Date Written: January 22, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Aaronson, Susan, The Digital Trade Imbalance and Its Implications for Internet Governance (January 22, 2016). Global Commission on Internet Governance, Paper Series No. 25, February 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2813392 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2813392

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