What is at stake?

In this section, we outline what digital trade is, and highlight the key countries, technologies and firms involved:

What is digital trade?

What is digital trade and why has it become important in recent years?

National digital policy

The growth of national digital policy and why this is leading to conflicts.

Key nations

The positions of the three largest actors in digital trade: the US, China and the EU.

Impacts on ‘digital latecomer’ nations

Discussing how digital trade rules are important for nations who are trying develop digital sectors.

Role of tech firms

Tech firms are playing a key role in influencing the agendas of digital trade.

Further reading

A more detailed reading list on the key issues.