European University Institute

DCO is partnering with the European University Institute on the Digital Trade Integration (DTI) project, which aims to increase transparency on digital trade restrictions. The project comprises an open dataset of digital trade restrictions and an index on digital trade integration, which will be released in the coming months. The dataset contains information about digital trade policies, including tariffs and trade defense, public procurement, telecom infrastructure, foreign investment, IPRs, domestic and cross-border data policies, intermediate liability, content access, quantitative trade restrictions, standards and online sales. The index will be based on the data of the database and allow for comparison between countries and increased transparency of digital trade policies in the global economy. The dataset and index will inform deliberation on the design, implementation, and reform of relevant state interventions, their cross-border effects, and international cooperation. The data will cover some 90 countries, with the objective to include more countries on a regular basis to become a global index.