Capacity-Building in Digital Economy Agreements - The Missing Link?


Pallavi Bajaj


In a global economy that is becoming significantly more digital, digital trade regulation is an increasingly prominent feature of trade agreements.Digital Economy Agreements (DEAs), which foster co-operation with regard to regulating variousaspects of digital trade, typically seek to establish common rules, standards and norms to governdigital trade and to enable interoperability between the digital ecosystems of different countries.
Some agreements also address issues such as data protection, privacy and storage across countries, all of which are imperative to the overall governance of cross-border digital trade flows. Above all, they seek to establish a mutually acceptable and yet easily malleable ecosystem for harmonisation,interoperability and mutual recognition of regulatory requirements and frameworks across partners.



31 March 2022

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