"Regulatory Capture" in Digital Trade Policy: Report

Academic study shows Big Tech's Influence on Trade

Posted 4/28/23

The Biden administration's trade policies, such as the proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), have drawn criticism from progressive trade advocates for containing measures reminiscent of the neoliberal free-trade era, despite the “worker-centric” verbiage.  

A dynamic of “regulatory capture” has been identified, with tech lobbyists influencing trade negotiators to prioritize industry interests.

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