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Global Experience in Digital Trade Regulation

Timur M. Aliev – Senior Researcher of the Russian APEC Study Center, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Senior Researcher of the Institute for International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Olga D. Ismagilova – Researcher of the Russian APEC Study Center, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Researcher of the Institute for International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Veronika N. Popova – Junior Researcher of the Russian APEC Study Center, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Junior Researcher of the Institute for International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Digitalization has a significant impact on international trade and entails the need to review traditional trade policy measures and to develop new regulation on various issues. This article provides an overview of countries’ existing approaches to regulating digital trade and international methods for assessing regulatory barriers to its development.

The article was written based on the RANEPA state assignment research programme.

Key words: digital trade, e-commerce regulation, digital trade barriers, digital trade restrictions, e-commerce requirements, digital «openness» of countries.