Video On Demand

TPP & The Digital Economy

July 24, 2013 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Part of the 2013 TPP Speakers Series

Featuring a keynote address by:

The Honorable Jared Polis, D-CO
Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Followed by an expert panelist discussion including:

Jake Colvin
Vice President, National Foreign Trade Council

Gary Horlick
Attorney at Law

Johanna Shelton
Public Policy & Government Relations Senior Counsel, Google

Kenneth Smith Ramos
Director of the Trade and NAFTA Office at the Embassy of Mexico

Hosted by

Scott Miller
Senior Adviser and William M. Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS


Murray Hiebert
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS

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The digital economy is one of the new 21st century issues that negotiators from the 12 countries participating in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are hammering out in their discussions. They are working to ensure information flows, consumer protection, authentication of electronic transactions, and fair customs duties in the environment.

The key indicator for whether the United States will be economically engaged in the Asia Pacific region this year will be the completion of the TPP. Leadership on trade and the economic aspect of United States involvement in the region has never been more important. 

CSIS is committed to exploring and promoting the policy dynamic surrounding these issues through the continuation of its 2012 TPP Initiative. As a continuing part of the 2013 Trans-Pacific Partnership Speaker Series, CSIS is proud to be hosting a morning conference on key digital economy issues that will be included and addressed in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. 

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Please send any event questions to

Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education
Murray Hiebert
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Southeast Asia Program