Convergence & divergence in digital trade regulation: a comparative analysis of CP-TPP, RCEP, and EJSI

Andrew D. Mitchell, Vandana Gyanchandani

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The article provides an in-depth comparative legal analysis of the fundamental digital trade provisions in three modern trade agreements: the Comprehensive and Progressive TransPacific Partnership Agreement (CP-TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), and Joint Statement Initiative on electronic commerce (eJSI) draft text. It features new, diverse regulatory priorities and approaches to govern digital trade. The comparative analysis will enable policymakers and civil society to appreciate the underlying regulatory concerns in negotiating digital trade agreements. The analysis aims to support an advancement of such digital trade provisions and make these deliberations more inclusive in future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-150
Number of pages53
JournalSouth Carolina Journal of International Law and Business
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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