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How Digital Trade is Transforming Globalisation

Published on January 19, 2016

The spread of digital technologies is transforming global flows of goods, services, money, and people. Digital trade represents an important, albeit hard-to-measure, component of these global flows. As digital trade grows, develops, and assumes new forms, it is both facilitating globalisation and transforming it. This paper examines three ways this transformation process is taking place: through cross-border flows of purely digital goods; by using “digital wrappers” to enable physical flows of goods — an essential component of the “Internet of Things”; and through the creation of online platforms for production, exchange, and consumption. Read more. Source |E15 Initiative