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  1. Aug 2022
    1. Section 2.  Pittsburgh outcomes

      Main outcomes of the Pittsburgh inaugural meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council.

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  2. Jun 2022
    1. 38. We recognize the dynamism of the digital economy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and enabling global economic recovery.

      BRICS Declaration - para. on digital trade ||MariliaM||

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  3. May 2022
    1. The ideal of a single, deeply integrated global trade system – embodied in the founding of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) – no longer seems realistic.

      ||MariliaM|| Endo of WTO and GATT

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  4. Jan 2022
    1. to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments—and on fisheries subsidies by the end of February 2022.

      ||MariliaM|| Priorities for the WTO Ministerial meeting.

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  5. Dec 2021
    1. Here is an interesting article that may help us shape linking our e-commerce, economic diplomacy and African activities.

      ||TerezaHorejsova|| ||MariliaM|| We can check with ITC (they focus on SMEs) and CUTS if such programme on economic and trade diplomacy with focus on digital economy would make sens.

      ||kat_hone|| Should we add this aspect to digital foreign policy project?

      We may contact author of this text who is based in Paris for a potential event on this issue in 2022.

    2. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ 70-90% of the workforce. However, their export and integration in international economy is declining.

      This paper argues that the solution is to strengthen Africa's Economic and Commercial Diplomacy through systemic and long-term efforts including:

      • training of diplomats and officials
      • building diplomatic services and other institutions
      • strengthening regional cooperation via African Union.
    3. Some African countries are already implementing ECD by mobilizing national public institutions and their diplomatic network to create opportunities

      ||kat_hone|| Anything coming on this aspect form digital foreign policy study?

    4. Exports plunged 19 percent in 2020, versus a 12-, 7-, and 5-percent drop for North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia, respectively, while recovery in Africa has not been as strong as on other continents.

      Huge drop in the export of African SMEs

    5. African small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ 70 to 90 percent of the workforce and are called upon to play a major role in absorbing the hundreds of millions of young Africans who will arrive on the market by 2050.

      High percentage of SMEs in African economy.

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  6. Sep 2021
    1. At the national level, Singapore is already building partnerships with many countries. 57. We have concluded Digital Economy Agreements with several partners.58. We co-lead the WTO Joint Statement Initiative on e-commerce with Japan and Australia, which now includes more than 80 member economies and comprise 90% of global trade
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    1. Today, we see some countries receiving a ‘digital dividend’ while others suffer the consequences of a ‘digital divide.’There is need to address urgently the latterin support of COVID-19 adaptationmeasures,response and recovery efforts. Accelerated digitalization, remote work and education, e-commerce and the virtual delivery of essential services, have
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    1. Thepandemic questioned some of the basic tenets of the open and cooperative international order. Global exchanges, international communication, and cross-border trade have all seen a vast decrease.
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    1. TheGovernmentprioritizestheimprovementofourdigitalconnectivity,asdigitaltradeholdsgreatpotentialforinclusivegrowthandso-cio-economicdevelopment
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    1. Por otra parte, no puedo dejar de destacar que lastimosamente la brecha digital persiste y el rápido progreso de las tecnologías digitales y el comercio electrónico se ha convertido en un instrumento que puede ayudar en la recuperación económica. Sin embargo, la brecha digital impide que estos beneficios se compartan equitativamente. Y cuando sucede esto, las tecnologías digitales y el comercio electrónico se convierten en instrumentos para consolidar ese injusto orden mundial.

      'On the other hand, I cannot fail to emphasize that unfortunately the digital divide persists and the rapid progress of digital technologies and electronic commerce has become an instrument that can help in economic recovery. However, the digital divide prevents these benefits from being shared equitably. And when this happens, digital technologies and electronic commerce become instruments to consolidate this unjust world order.'

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    1. U.S.-EU Trade and Te chnology Council InauguralJoint State me ntSe pte mbe r 29, 2021Pitts burgh, Pe nns ylvania

      Leaked draft of the TTC outlining cooperation steps in tech between US and EU. France wants to postpone the meeting for a month (submarine issue), Germany and others insist on 29 September. Touches on most of the issues, except for the data transfers, which was requested to be left out by the EU. ||Jovan|| ||StephanieBP|| ||Katarina_An|| ||NatasaPerucica||||AndrijanaG||||VladaR||

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    1. Without global trade and investments,we cannot solve the challenges we are facing. Thiswill require job creation, openness, rules-based trade and fewer trade barriers. Free trade creates win-win solutions. Protectionism does not
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    1. Such a scenario would severely constrain those states who want to trade globally and secure tech-related supplies. Eager to avoid taking sides, they could be forced to form a “Technological Non-Alignment Movement”to mitigate risks at the intersection of technologies and geopolitics
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    1. mr president in sierra leone through our quick action economic response program we are building fiscal resilience by investing in agriculture human capital development and expanding productivity through economic diversification but we believe our post-covered recovery will be anchored in increased a private sector investments international trade and development financing
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    1. governments needed to protect theirpeople that was the first thing we hadto do was protect our compatriots butalso we needed to be aware or alert tothe fact that that protectionshould not then become protectionismwe needed freedom to tradefreedom to competefor excellency and competition foraccess to markets

      The three elements that are impacting people's freedom during the pandemic:

      1. Governments' need to protect their citizens. This should not become protectionism, though. There needs to be open access to markets.
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    1. Instead of continuing to fight the wars of the past, we are fixing our eyes on devoting our resources to the challenges that hold the keys to our collective future: ending this pandemic; addressing the climate crisis; managing the shifts in global power dynamics; shaping the rules of the world on vital issues like trade, cyber, and emerging technologies; and facing the threat of terrorism as it stands today

      Change in tone. Note the order of issues the resources are to be devoted to: pandemic, climate, global power dynamics (China). Call for change in global rules - trade, digital, terrorism in that order.

    1. La création de la Zone de Libre échange continentale africaine, ZLECAF, procède de cette prise de conscience, de la volonté des africains de consolider leur indépendance économiqueetd’un impératif de développement de l’Afriquedans un monde où les pauvres n’ont droit qu’à la commisération et au mépris.Réussir la ZLECAF, c’est-à-dire la rendre effective et la transformer en un vaste marché de plus d’un milliard de consommateurs, devient ainsiun enjeuetundéfi majeurs aussi bien pour lesdirigeants que pourélites africaines au cours de ce 21ièmesiècle.

      Free trade zone in Africa and the benefits of it.

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