This report is part of the collaborative efforts between the three United Nations Regional Commissions (UNRCs): 21 (ESCAP), 28 (ECA), and 20 (ECLAC) under the ESCAP-ECA-ECLAC Digital Trade Regulatory Analysis Initiative. The report provides a preliminary step towards better understanding the digital trade policy environment within and between Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The report presents an overview of the digital trade policy landscape in the three regions, based on the regulatory data collections in 2022 from 69 pilot economies in the three regions. The data collection and analysis are based on the ESCAP-ECA-ECLAC common framework of the Regional Digital Trade Regulatory Integration Index (RDTII) 2.0*. The report also proposes recommendations for enhancing digital trade integration within and between the three regions.
*Please see the RDTII Version 1.0: A Guide for information about the RDTII framework (The updated guide for RDTII Version 2.0 is forthcoming).