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Digital Trade Openness: Brussels Launch of ECIPE’s Digital Trade Estimates

October 12 2016
Venue: Hotel Thon, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels
Speakers: Erik van der Marel, Martina Ferracane, Pascal Kerneis, Julia Jasinska
Time: 13:45

ECIPE cordially invites you to the launch of the Digital Trade Estimates project

Digital trade is gaining increasing importance over the last years. Trade in digital goods, the provision of online services across borders, the movement of ICT professionals and cross-­border data flows are growing rapidly in the world economy. Moreover, companies rely heavily on the use of digital tools as part of their trade practices.

Less known is the extent to which restrictions apply in digital trade today. Therefore, ECIPE has launched the Digital Trade Estimates (DTE) project which the objective to shed light on bulk of measures which are affecting digital trade.

The project includes a database of measures in 13 different policy areas, including IPR, investment, online transactions and data flows, which have been identified for 65 economies. In addition, the DTE includes an index which attempts to quantify the cost of all these measures on digital trade.

ECIPE cordially invites you to the launch of the Digital Trade Estimates project which will feature a panel discussion on digital trade openness and the EU’s position in the digital trade policy landscape.

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The agenda of the event is the following:

13.45: Coffee

14.00: Presentation of the DTE project by Martina Ferracane, Policy Analyst et ECIPE, and Erik Van der Marel, Senior Economist at ECIPE

14.20: Panel discussion with Pascal Kerneis (ESF), Julia Jasinska (Nokia), Martina Ferracane (ECIPE) moderated by Iana Dreyer (Borderlex)

15.20 – 16.00: Q&A