“The New Rules on Digital Trade in Latin American Regional Trade Agreements”

Mexico - 28 July 2020

Trade topics: Digital Trade, Regional Integration, Trade Policy, Trade in ideas

While recent technological advances have allowed an increase in digital trade, this growth has occurred with a lack of clear and defined rules. This deficiency has become an issue for Latin American countries. With the multilateral trade regime impasse, more complex regional and bilateral agreements have emerged. The formulation of digital trade regulation raises many questions. In this article we deal with the new rules on digital trade in regional trade agreements recently negotiated by Latin American economies. In this work, special emphasis is given to comparing the CPTPP and USMCA, the most advanced regional trade agreements regarding these issues.

Author(s): Dorotea López, Felipe Muñoz, Bradly J. Condon