Centre for Internet & Society

Anubha Sinha was invited by the Observer Research Foundation for a panel discussion on "India and Regional Mega-Trade Agreements" with Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Deputy US Trade Representative and Ambassador Shyam Saran, Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries on July 25, 2016 at ORF Conference Hall in New Delhi.

The discussion comes at a critical time for digital trade in Asia, with the recent conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the continent's emergence as a major contributor the global digital economy.

The growth of the digital economy has spurred new concerns about global tax regimes, and the negotiation of trade terms - including non-tariff barriers and the alignment of policies - even as intellectual property rights are redefined and e-commerce changes industry practices. The backdrop to these developments is the rapid and unpredictable advance of technology, which has prompted the need for adaptive policies. The Digital 2 Dozen, the US tenets for unrestricted commerce and an open internet, is attached for your reference.

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