Digital Trade

Total 15 Posts

MIIT Orders the Removal of 106 Apps from App Stores

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced today that 106 apps must be removed from app stores for continuing to infringe on consumer rights. Among them, 5 apps were designated by the MIIT and 101 apps were identified by provincial agencies. Additional administrative penalties may be imposed. MIIT

MIIT Identifies 55 Apps That Violated User Rights

On November 3, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued [] (link in Chinese) a list of 55 apps which were found to have violated users' legal rights. The MIIT requires these companies to rectify

China Announces Application to Join DEPA

Last weekend, President Xi Jinping announced [] China's decision to apply to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA). The Chinese announcement comes a couple weeks after South Korea said [] it would join. The DEPA

China Sets Goals To Improve Laws Governing E-Commerce

On October 26, China’s Ministry of Commerce, along with the National Development and Reform Commission and the Cyberspace Administration of China, issued the Development Plan for E-Commerce in the 14th Five-Year [] (link in Chinese). The document sets out the goal

Will the U.S. Pursue a Digital Trade Version of the TPP?

Last week, Bloomberg reported [] that the Biden administration was considering the negotiation of a digital trade agreement with countries in the Indo-Pacific as a way to "check China’s influence in the region" (Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore

Deputy USTR Nominee Sarah Bianchi on Tariffs against China and Chinese Digital Trade Regulation

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing [] on the nominations of several Biden administration officials, Senator Ron Wyden asked Sarah Bianchi, one of the Biden administration's nominees for Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, some questions about U.S. trade policy as it relates to

Chinese State Council Press Conference on Trade Policies

On February 24, the State Council Information Office of China held a press conference [] with regard to China’s plan for trade and economic development. Chinese Minister of Commerce (MOFCOM) Wang Wentao, Vice Minister of
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