The New EU Trade Strategy Should Break Down Telecoms Access Barriers

BY Christian Borggreen
June 24, 2015

Brussels – The European Commission is set to present its new Trade Strategy this autumn and the removal of digital trade barriers is expected to feature prominently.  As part of the strategy, the EU should seek to enable cross-border data flows, simplify customs and VAT rules, discourage forced data localisation and promote non-discriminatory access to networks.

The latter is an essential, but often overlooked, requirement for a vibrant digital economy as a competitive marketplace for communications services is a necessary condition for the growth of a vibrant Internet economy that is built on top of communications networks… To see full post as it appeared on CCIA’s DisCo blog this week click here.

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