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  1. Feb 2021
    1. Good analysis of political developments that led to the JSI e-commerce and how similar agenda is being pushed in other fora (OECD, G20). The texts attributes the proposals to the lobby of Big tech companies seeking to secure their dominant position via norms. Views from civil society opposing JSI negotiations, useful to calibrate the Geneva-centered narratives.

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  2. Jan 2021
    1. ||MariliaM|| there is an interesting linkage between Buy American policy and WTO rules

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    1. TABLE 1: This table outlines some of the key provisions Australia pursues in its trade agreements to enable digital trade. These objectives are general, may change in specific negotiations and are negotiated in the context that we are able to accommodate our policy sensitivities, including in regard to health, environment, consumer and privacy protections, and security.

      ||MariliaM|| this table is an excellen summary of Australia's psotion on the key digital trade issue. It is one sentence summary. Impressive!

      We may use it for generating statement on e-commerce issues (similar to cybersecurity)

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    1. An interesting summary of impact of liberatiarian think-tanks that have supported Trump and Brexit. Although the article documents well the main developments around Brexit negotiations, there are many contradictions. For example, Brexiters support WTO's renewal while Trump has been strong opponent of the WTO and global economic regulation.

      There are also a good information about mapping of the main think tank actors.

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    2. Singham told us last year that he realised the leave vote was a “massive global event” that could reboot the whole World Trade Organization.

      Again link to the WTO.

    3. Brexit was also an opportunity to revitalise the World Trade Organization and its drive towards unfettered globalised free trade, which had ground to a halt in 2014 as it became increasingly unpopular.

      There is an interesting link with WTO. It is a bit confusing since Trump is supported by these circles and he supported Brexit, but Trump is strongly opposed to WTO.

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