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USTR: Korean restrictions on location-based data a 'key barrier to digital trade'

April 07, 2017
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is singling out Korea's restrictions on the export of location-based data as a “key barrier to digital trade,” which USTR argues is necessary for the cross-border supply of services, in the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report released last week. Restrictions on the export of location-based data have led to a competitive disadvantage for international suppliers offering innovative interactive services such as traffic updates and navigation directions, since their locally-based competitors typically are...


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