The Digital Trade Estimates (DTE) database is a comprehensive database entirely dedicated to digital trade policy. It includes measures covering 65 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 DTE index has been developed based on the information available in the DTE database. The index relies on a thorough analysis that measures the trade restrictiveness of digital trade policies and it assigns a score to the countries which goes from zero (most open) to 1 (least open). The index allows to easily visualise the overall digital environment of the countries as well as the countries’ ranking in each of the areas covered.
The DTE index will be released soon.
The DTE report is an annual report which summarises the findings as part of the DTE project. The report presents the measures which are implemented in the countries covered up until July of each year and it is released yearly in October. The report also includes detailed information regarding the methodology used to classify the measures and to calculate the index for each of the areas covered.
The DTE report will be released soon.
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