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Indeed, trade agreements originally designed to regulate the movement of goods across borders are increasingly being used to govern the international exchange and use of more abstract properties such as ideas, personal information and data sets...

"Intellectual property rules and chapters on digital trade are among the key places where innovation policy is essentially made.” - Jeremy de Beer

"It really does make me wonder whether we’re even ready to include data in trade agreements.”- Susan Aaronson 

"You can measure the impact of $500-million dairy market access. It’s straightforward... Measuring innovation? Not so easy.” - Dan Ciuriak

"You’re balancing copyright against the auto sector...

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