Representatives from 5 institutes and think-tanks are urging the government to adopt 2 specific strategies as to how the UK can pioneer freer digital trade policy:
- UK accession to the world’s cutting edge E-Commerce FTA: the Digital Economic Partnership Agreement (DEPA). For more on this, read this article featured on CapX.
- UK adoption of the “Concerted Open Plurilateralism” approach to trade policy more broadly (the strategy responsible for the success of the CPTPP). For more on this, read this article featured on GlobalVision.
The full Joint Statement can be downloaded below.