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11 Jun 2018    Other/ in Press
Atkinson, Craig


From Facilitation 2.0 to trade policy 3.0: Opportunities to expand and extend the rules of global trade

Opinion piece by Craig Atkinson in ICTSD blog. ABSTRACT:

  • Continued expansion of the multilateral agenda through the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and beyond, or Facilitation 2.0, represents a coherent basis for extending trade policy’s design and delivery via digital technologies.
  • A more comprehensive trade facilitation agenda will help to create opportunities for the use of “technology as regulation.”
  • The realisation of Facilitation 2.0 may act as a catalyst for an evolution in trade policy’s functionality.

From Facilitation 2.0 to trade policy 3.0: Opportunities to expand and extend the rules of global trade