S-E Asian nations should tell US what they want on digital economy

A key question – would Asean want the US to be part of the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement?

The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement would be a useful addition to the region’s policy toolkit, while simultaneously enhancing its extra-regional connectivity. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Despite compelling reasons to pursue a digital economy agreement focused on Asia, conversations on the matter inside the US government appear to have stalled.

Concerns about the outsized impact of Big Tech have exacerbated debate and dithering among Washington policymakers about their options.

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