Facilitation 2.0: E-Commerce and Trade in the Digital Age

RTA Exchange, September 2018, ISSN 2520-2278

22 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2018

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Maria Ptashkina

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics and Business; International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Date Written: September 27, 2018

Abstract

With a growing number of transactions available on the internet, the interconnection between regulatory issues creates unprecedented complexities for both transaction subjects and policymakers. Through the lens of Facilitation 2.0, it is possible to identify and target the development of simplified and harmonised procedures to facilitate cross-border exchanges of goods, services, investment, and knowledge. This paper attempts to conceptually address some of the most important aspects of international regulation by looking at the interaction of different regulatory frameworks, analysing provisions of a representative universe of preferential trade agreements, and commenting on the relationship between sustainability and e-commerce development.

Keywords: e-commerce, regional trade agreements, trade facilitation

JEL Classification: F13, F15, F61, F68, K21, K24

Suggested Citation

Ptashkina, Maria, Facilitation 2.0: E-Commerce and Trade in the Digital Age (September 27, 2018). RTA Exchange, September 2018, ISSN 2520-2278, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3275234 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3275234

Maria Ptashkina (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

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