The EU Digital Market Regulations: Rule-Maker or Deal-Breaker?

This policy brief was published by the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide here.

The digital transformation of the economy and society gives rise to a need for updated regulations and rules of the game for the digitised market.

Within the EU, this need has been reflected in a number of legislative initiatives, most recently the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Artificial Intelligence Act. This work affects not only the European market but also international trade relations that extend beyond the EU’s borders. The EU is also part of the Joint Initiative (JI) on E-Commerce which was launched at the 11th WTO Ministerial in 2017 and aims at setting the global rules for digital markets.