Trade and the Digital Economy in Transatlantic Relations

May 10, 2018

It is estimated that by 2025 cross-border data flows will reach $2 trillion, more than the current value of international trade in goods. But rule-making in the world trading system is not keeping the pace with this dramatic increase in the importance of the digital economy. It is in the interest of the United States, Germany, and the European Union to align their approaches to trade in digital goods and services, and to seize opportunities to take the lead in crafting new rules to govern global digital commerce.

The Honorable Thomas Erndl, Member of the German Parliament (CSU); Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ifo Center for International Economics and Director of the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich; and Josh Kallmer, Senior Vice President for Global Policy, Information Technology Industry Council, will serve as panelists.

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