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Digital Trade in the European Union

November 4, 2021 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Perspectives on the Digital Markets Act

CSIS invites you to a conversation about the anticipated impact of EU regulatory proposals on businesses in Europe and the United States. On December 15, 2020, the European Commission introduced the Digital Markets Act. Proposed alongside the Digital Services Act, the package is targeted at reshaping business models in ways that would likely affect the market access of U.S. tech giants in Europe, namely Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft.

The CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business is pleased to host Tyson Barker, German Council on Foreign Relations; Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute, and Benedikt Blomeyer, Allied for Startups for a panel discussion. Bill Reinsch, the CSIS Scholl Chair, and Meredith Broadbent, CSIS Senior Adviser (Non-resident) will co-moderate the event. The Scholl Chair recently published Implications of the Digital Markets Act on Transatlantic Cooperation, which can be found here.

As discussed in the paper, the DMA will likely amend EU competition law to the benefit of European incumbents and subsidized Chinese competitors. European officials have championed the DMA as a tool for achieving technological sovereignty in the European Union, and there is the risk that the new regulations will operate as measures of industrial protectionism. Our speakers will address what these policies will mean for the future of innovation Europe, the transatlantic trade and technology relationship, and the business models of successful U.S. technology companies operating in Europe.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA).
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Meredith Broadbent
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Scholl Chair in International Business
Head of Technology and Global Affairs Program, German Council on Foreign Relations