Introduction to Digital Trade

Digital Economy

Forming part of an Introduction to Digital Trade hybrid event, with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme and Stone & Chalk and hosted by Australian Services Roundtable. An informal yet informative session was conducted giving key opportunities for networking, education and policy advocacy on digital trade and e-commerce issues. 


  • Christopher Findlay, Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide


  • Caroline McCarthy, Assistant Secretary, Investment and Digital Trade Branch, DFAT
  • Peter Kakogiannis, A/g Director, Digital Trade Section, DFAT
  • Jane Drake-Brockman, Vising Fellow, Institute for International Trade


  • Jed Horner, AustCyber
  • Kaaren Koomen AM,IBM Australia
  • David Howarth, Amazon Australia
  • Lee Tuthill,Vising Fellow, Institute for International Trade
  • Amy Stuart, DFAT

Introduction to Digital Trade

Presented by 

  • Jane Drake-Brockman Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide & Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) 
  • Gabriel Gari Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
  • Hildegunn Kyvik Nordas Örebro University & Council for Economic Policies (CEP)


  1. What is digital trade - Jane Drake-Brockman 
  2. Why do we need new trade rules? - Gabriel Gari 
  3. WTO Moratorium on custom duties on electronic transmissions - Jane Drake-Brockman 
  4. Trends in bilateral & regional agreements - Gabriel Gari 
  5. WTO negotiations on E Commerce - Gabriel Gari 
  6. Barriers to digital trade - Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås 
  7. Digital regulatory cooperation - Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås 
  8. Interoperability of digital standards - Jane Drake-Brockman 
  9. Privacy standards - Gabriel Gari 
  10. Cyber security standards -  Jane Drake-Brockman 
  11. Telecommunications & competition policy - Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås 
  12. Digital services taxation - Jane Drake-Brockman 



European Union

With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union 

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