THE CONVERSATION: Trade wars are growing over the digital economy – and developing countries are shaping the agenda

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Release date: 15/3/2019

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At the heart of the current US trade war with China is tariffs on imports like steel, sorghum and silicon chips. But, with the growing role of data and digital technology in the world economy, a new arena of digital trade conflict is on the cards.

Rapid growth in e-commerce, cloud computing, and other parts of the digital economy are driving important shifts in the global economy. Digital firms are today among the leading global companies. Meanwhile, firms in all sectors are incorporating digital tools into their business models.

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TitleTrade wars are growing over the digital economy – and developing countries are shaping the agenda
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date15/03/19
DescriptionAt the heart of the current US trade war with China is tariffs on imports like steel, sorghum and silicon chips. But, with the growing role of data and digital technology in the world economy, a new arena of digital trade conflict is on the cards.

Rapid growth in e-commerce, cloud computing, and other parts of the digital economy are driving important shifts in the global economy. Digital firms are today among the leading global companies. Meanwhile, firms in all sectors are incorporating digital tools into their business models.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/trade-wars-are-growing-over-the-digital-economy-and-developing-countries-are-shaping-the-agenda-113000
PersonsChristopher Foster, Shamel Azmeh