The Digital Trade Estimates (DTE) database is a comprehensive database entirely dedicated to digital trade policy. It includes measures covering 64 economies worldwide, which are classified into several areas of analysis and four broad clusters:
- Fiscal restrictions: Tariffs and trade defence, taxation and subsidies, public procurement;
- Establishment restrictions: Foreign investment, IPR, competition policy, business mobility;
- Restrictions on data: Data policies, intermediary liability, content access;
- Trading restrictions: Quantitative trade restrictions; standards; online sales and transactions.
The Digital Trade Restrictiveness Index (DTRI) is based on the information available in the DTE database. Each country is assigned a score from zero (fully open) to 1 (virtually closed) based on the trade restrictiveness of its digital trade policies. The index allows to easily visualise the overall digital trade environment in the countries as well as how countries rank in each of the policy areas covered.
The Digital Trade Restrictiveness Index (DTRI) report summarises the findings of the DTE project. The report presents the DTRI ranking and summarises the digital trade measures that are implemented in the 64 economies covered in the project. The report also includes detailed information regarding the methodology used to calculate the DTRI and to classify the policy measures considered to restrict digital trade.
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