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The December report begins with the discussions between the US administration and several Asia-Pacific governments toward the development of an Indo-Pacific digital trade framework. It also deals with the discussions within the World Trade Organization (WTO) toward the Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Transmissions, as well as with new policy developments regarding the digital services tax and digital censorship laws. Then, the report turns to several cross-national activities of online platforms, emphasizing new business plans and economic partnerships developed by global platforms, such as Netflix, Apple Music, Spotify and Disney Plus, in Asia and Europe.


    Digital trade cooperation in the shadow of platform expansion

    Global watch
    7 December 2021
    Online platforms, trade agreements