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Nov updates – RCEP | UK-Japan | App blocking | EU data flows after Schrems II

Nov updates – RCEP | UK-Japan | App blocking | EU data flows after Schrems II

The last month has been a busy month in terms of digital trade. Some of the main activities are outlined below: RCEP agreement The RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) draft was signed earlier in the month incorporating 15 Asian-Pacific nations into a new trade agreement (Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New…

The arrival of standalone digital trade agreements?

The arrival of standalone digital trade agreements?

In recent months we have seen the signing of two agreements on digital trade within standalone agreements (i.e. not part of wider trade agreements). In August, the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement (SADEA) was signed (text). In September, The Digital Economy Partner Agreement (DEPA) was agreed, between Singapore, New Zealand & Chile (text). Several questions come…