e-commerce | digital economy
Kenya’s plans to tax digital services could hit a brick wall following its negotiations for a free trade deal with the US.
Ten years after the entry into force of the Peru-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), officials from both countries are in stuck a slow renegotiation process in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This article focuses on the treatment of electronic systems and data, such as data localization and personal data protection In Indonesia due to the IA-CEPA.
The digital trade, e-commerce talks that were to have been part of phase 3 will now take place alongside phase 2 negotiations
The UK sees this deal forming a pathway to further market access under the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Japan will support as part of the agreement.
The two aim for a free trade agreement (FTA) in the long run and have been working on an initial trade deal for almost two years amid a plethora of bilateral issues ranging from medical devices, agriculture, Harley Davidson motorbikes, e-commerce, totalisation pact, visa issues and disputes at the World Trade Organization.
The new digital trade regime, which has already been adopted in some free trade agreements and is being proposed in the WTO, would exacerbate the harmful tax practices of multinational enterprises within a deeply integrated digitalised economy.
Australia and Singapore have signed a digital economy agreement to further enhance digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both nations.
Japan and Britain have agreed not to force their companies to disclose algorithms or set up local data servers, as part of talks aimed at a bilateral trade deal, the Nikkei said on Saturday.
Unsurprisingly, the big American internet companies have views on what that trade deal should require from the UK in terms of copyright and safe harbour rules.
India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.
Kenya plans to gradually relax its regulations of the digital market to ease entry of US firms and products.
South Korea and Singapore kicked off negotiations toward a digital trade deal, includes provisions for non-discriminatory treatment for electronic transactions, easing of barriers on cross-border data flow and consumer protection.
The US aims to establish commitments to ensure Kenya refrains from imposing measures that restrict cross-border data flows and does not require the use of installation of local computing facilities.
New Zealand’s government has today signed a digital trade agreement with Chile and Singapore.
US and Brazilian officials are working on a deal covering trade facilitation, digital trade and regulatory practices, with a target for the end of the year, a top Brazilian diplomat said.
As tech giants emerge as the undisputed winners of the Covid-19 crisis, they continue to use free trade agreements to protect themselves from regulation.
A comparative analysis of treaty texts and their potential practical implications.
The acceptance of the e-commerce protocol came about during the 33rd AU Ordinary Session recently held in Ethiopia.