During the COVID pandemic, much of life has been conducted online, and Canadians have relied on digital services more than ever before to work, communicate, entertain themselves and shop. At the same time, stores were shuttered and Canadian firms shifted to innovative new strategies to preserve their businesses and serve their customers. The role of certain companies has caused cries of "monopoly" in some sectors, and there is now a populist push in the US and Europe, and increasingly in Canada, to use regulations and anti-trust measures to curb the influence of the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Alphabet (Google). It's time for some perspective in the debate.
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The European institutions are engaged in multilateral efforts to design legislation that promote sustainability. Farm to Fork and related sustainability strategies will affect the delicate balance between biodiversity and human activities. Industries and market players will be called to review and renew their business models this global challenge.
Join for a discussion on trade barriers, illicit markets, and the U.S.- Mexico relationship. Featuring: Rep Jodey Arrington (TX. 19) and Dip. Éctor J. Ramirez Barba: David Luna, GMU; Leroy Sheffer, ITAS Law; Manuel Molano, IMCO; Dr. Roberto León, Atlas, Joseph Humire, Center for a Secure Free Society; and Phillip Thompson, PPA.
Austrian Economics Monthly, the webinar series organized by the Austrian Economics Center and Competere.eu, on 30 Years of German Reunification.
The event will focus on two key priorities on the EU health agenda, which the European Commission is about to outline by the end of the year, the Cancer Plan, and the Pharmaceutical Strategy. It will also be an opportunity to take stock of the proposal for a strengthened European Health Union, recently announced by President Ursula von der Leyen as a long-term response to the critical issues emerging during the pandemic crisis. More here.
Speakers will include European Commission and agency officials, members of the European Parliament, as well as representatives from companies, industry, and patient associations.
In this webinar, leading experts will discuss Mexico’s potential benefits from the USMCA’s new IP provisions as well as the experiences and lessons from Europe and the U.S. regarding the current regulatory framework and IP standards.
As part of its Digital Strategy, the European Commission is preparing to put on the table in the coming months two of the main legislative packages of the current institutional cycle. On the one hand, the AI legislation, which will follow-up the White Paper with the aim to define a regulatory and investment-oriented approach to promote the uptake of AI and address the risks associated with its uses. On the other hand, the Digital Services Act, which should modernize the current legal framework for digital services to strengthen the Digital Single Market and foster innovation and competitiveness of the European online environment.
On October 6 and 7, the 9th International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century” was held. Fully live-streamed, the event was co-organized by Fundación Internacional Bases, Universidad Siglo 21, Fundación LiberAr, and the Austrian Economics Center as well as once again sponsored by the Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
Join GTIPA Member Fundación Internacional Bases (FIB) in presenting the findings of the new report on tech innovation in Latin America and how we can help recuperate from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Semiconductors represent perhaps the world’s most important industry, the core technology that powers the modern digital world and enables innovation and productivity growth across every other sector. As such, it’s appropriate that the United States and many other nations have proposed or introduced policies to boost their competitiveness in this key industry. But nations that are like-minded in their commitment to open trade and fair economic competition also should collaborate in ways that advance the competitiveness of their semiconductor industries collectively, especially against a backdrop of rising Chinese competition that is fueled largely by innovation mercantilist measures.