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EU ‘lacks digital trade strategy’

The EU must ramp up its digital policies in international trade, a report for the European Parliament has found.

The report, published on 20 September, urged the EU to take the same “bold and proactive” approach it has taken to domestic digital policies in the international arena. Its recommendations are directed at the European Parliament’s international trade committee. 

The report recommended that the EU’s Digital Single Market strategy be matched with a Digital Trade Strategy, which should be implemented in parallel. Such a strategy should reflect a recognition that digitisation affects many industries and impacts non-digital industries as well as digitally native ones, it said.

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