(APEC/Data Flows) How APEC can address restrictions on cross-border data flows (Joshua P. Meltzer, Brookings)

Within APEC, cross-border data flows are transforming international trade, creating new opportunities for participation in the global economy. Use of data and digital technologies such as AI should also drive increased productivity and economic growth.2 APEC has already
recognized the importance of the digital economy, including in the 2017 APEC Leaders Declaration which called on APEC to work together to release the potential of the internet and the digital economy. APEC has developed a Digital Economy Roadmap and APEC Cross-Border E-commerce Facilitation Framework and in 2018, APEC established the Digital Economy Steering Group