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Call for Evidence

Submitting written evidence to the inquiry

Submit written evidence

The Committee welcomes submissions on some, or all, of the following points by 23:59 on Friday 12 February. Submissions made prior to this deadline would be gratefully received. 

Terms of Reference

  • What are the main barriers faced by UK businesses engaging in digital trade? 
  • What opportunities does digital trade present for UK businesses?
  • How does the regulation of digital trade impact consumers? 
  • What approach(es) should the UK take to negotiating digital and data provisions – including those concerning the free flow of data, protection for personal data, net neutrality, data localisation, and intellectual property– in its future trade agreements?
  • What does the UK-Japan Agreement indicate about the UK’s approach to digital trade and data provisions in future trade negotiations?
  • What approach should the UK take towards renewing the WTO’s moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions? 
  • What objectives should the UK have when negotiating digital and data provisions during its accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)?
  • Will the global increase in digital trade affect the environment in a positive or negative way? What steps can be taken to mitigate any negative environmental impacts of increased digital trade?  
  • What domestic and international law is relevant to the Government’s approach to digital trade?


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