Market Access to Third Countries Group

The Digital Trade Policy Group aims to improve market access to third countries through the elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and regulatory convergence.

Removal of NTBs is a cornerstone activity for DIGITALEUROPE members. Experience shows that as tariffs are reduced the significance and effectiveness of non-tariff barriers to trade increases. Moreover, while tariffs are easily visible, many non-tariff barriers can be unclear and especially prejudicial to new market entrants. Consequently, effective market access improvements depend on the reduction and/or elimination of both types of barriers.

NTBs can take many forms and can change quickly, depriving companies of effective access to other markets. Improving regulatory cooperation, through convergence or equivalence, and acceptance of international standards would curb trade costs for European companies abroad and would contemporary reduce the number of trade disputes.



Fair conditions for foreign companies in the Chinese market for digital products and services.


Fair conditions for foreign companies in the Indian market for digital products and services.

For more information please contact: 

For more information, contact:

Sarah Wagner
Policy Manager