At a time where digital trade is the fastest growing component of all trade flows, barriers to digital trade are also rising. Fredrik Erixon talks to Erik van der Marel, Senior Economist at ECIPE and Lecturer at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics, about what exactly are barriers to digital trade. They discuss how these barriers have been rising. What countries are more likely to raise them? What sectors are most affected? What consequences do digital trade barriers have for growth and productivity? Finally, what should Europe do to better reap the benefits of digital trade?