COVID-19 E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

The Rise of Digital Services in COVID-19: Recent Trends and the Interests of Developing Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a boost to the digital services sector. Third-parties online marketplaces enable the economy to keep running during a global shutdown and build resiliency for the days to come. However, the regulatory framework surrounding digital services on the international scene is still unclear. There is up to this date no consensus on a definition neither on a classification. This strongly impedes the ability of countries to develop digital services and consists in one of the main challenges to tackle. Still, digital services also bring opportunities that should be studied.