UK sets out plans to boost global digital trade

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LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Improving digital trade would offer big alternatives for British companies and assist boost financial development, the federal government’s Board of Trade stated, setting out the way it goals to grow to be a world chief in fashionable companies and on-line items.

In a report on digital trade to be revealed on Friday, the board, headed by trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan, stated the federal government ought to look to strike digital trade offers and assist form global trade guidelines appropriate for the fashionable world.

“By addressing digital protectionism on the global stage and championing a free, open, and competitive digital economy, more UK companies will be able to export their innovative, high-quality services and goods globally,” Trevelyan stated in a press release.

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In October, Britain helped dealer a deal between the Group of Seven rich nations on ideas to govern cross-border knowledge use and digital trade in a primary step to lowering limitations. learn extra

The Board of Trade, a authorities physique tasked with championing exports and inward funding, stated Britain ought to goal to construct on the G7 settlement by working with companions to pursue a wider worldwide consensus on digital guidelines, norms and requirements.

Digital trade is broadly outlined as trade in items and companies that’s both enabled or delivered digitally, encompassing actions from the distribution of movies and TV to skilled companies.

The report stated Britain ought to focus notably on securing Free Trade Agreements with the fast-growing Indo-Pacific market and huge, service-based economies, in addition to quickly progressing the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

It must also search a Digital Economy Agreement with Singapore, seen as a global chief on digital, so as to display the potential for digital trade guidelines to others within the World Trade Organization, it stated.

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Reporting by Kylie MacLellan
Editing by Alistair Smout

Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan arrives in Downing Street in London, Britain, November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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