Unlocking the Potential of Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | November 2022

This book explains how rapid digitalization during COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of digital services trade in Asia and the Pacific, and provides analysis on the opportunities, challenges, and associated risks.

  • US$39.00 (paperback)

It explores evolving trends and considers trade agreements, cybersecurity, and effective taxation. It outlines how a greater focus on developing human capital, connectivity, investment in information and communication technology, and a positive regulatory environment can help digital services thrive. By underscoring the principal drivers and policies, it aims to build a better understanding of digital services to guide policy makers as they undertake domestic reforms designed to reduce the digital divide.


  • Introduction and Overview
  • Trends in Digital Services Trade in Asia and the Pacific
  • Factors Affecting the Competitiveness of Digital Services Trade
  • Services, Digitally Delivered Trade, and Global Value Chains in Asia
  • Data-Related Restrictions and Digital Services Trade: Comparing Asia with the Rest of the World
  • Digital Services Trade and Trade Agreements
  • Digital Trade Agreements and Services Trade: The Case of the Republic of Korea
  • Ensuring Cybersecurity for Digital Services Trade
  • Trade in Digital Services and International Taxation: Implications for Developing Asia
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Industry and trade
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • 248
  • 6 x 9
  • TCS220524-2
  • 978-92-9269-862-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-863-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-864-5 (ebook)

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