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News Posted on August 12, 2014

Professor Chander Comments for Financial Times on Digital Trade

Professor Anupam Chander commented for the Financial Times on legal issues associated with digital trade and the world economy.

In the article, Professor Chander points out that the pace of innovation in some sectors of the economy is surpassing the ability of trade rules to adapt, noting that the traditional distinction between goods and services vanishes with products such as a smart watch, because so much of the value lies in the data-rich services embedded in the device. "The global trade infrastructure doesn't have the conceptual framework to deal with that," Chander said.

Professor Anupam Chander is a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization, and has written widely on international law and cyber law.  He is also Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall.

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