About: Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

Trade & Society 15-02-2017

After Parliament approval, final ratification could still put CETA in legal limbo

Most measures outlined in the EU's landmark free trade agreement with Canada are set to go into effect after MEPs approved the deal today (15 February), but fourteen member states can still put the deal to a referendum vote and national parliaments need to rubberstamp it—including feisty legislators in Belgium's regional Walloon Parliament.
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Trade for democracy in South-East Asia
ASEAN 18-03-2016

Trade for democracy in South-East Asia

The European Commission’s “Trade for All” strategy aims at increasing the effectiveness and transparency of the EU’s trade policy, as well as promoting the respect of European values and responsible practices among trade partners.
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Economy & Jobs 20-10-2015

TTIP: What next for jobs and growth?

Negotiations between the United States and the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership began in July 2013.
Trade & Society 05-10-2015

EU urged to launch trade talks with TPP countries, starting with New Zealand

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership nears completion, trade pundits in Brussels are urging the EU to turn its attention to Asia, and jump-start trade negotiations with TPP countries, beginning with New Zealand.
Trade & Society 13-07-2015

New Zealand, the unexpected trade partner for the EU

Brussels is likely to start trade negotiations with New Zealand before Australia, as it often starts with the smaller (and thereby less threatening), more flexible counterpart first, writes Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.
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Digital 18-06-2015

The Digital Single Market – What role for Big Data?

On the 6th of May, the European Commission announced its long-awaited strategy for a Digital Single Market, with issues ranging from consumer rights in online retail, copyright and data protection to network expansion and the use of modern techniques for industry.
Digital 16-06-2015

A troll under the digital bridge

Copyright reforms in the Digital Single Market (DSM) are a start. But digital patent reforms are inevitable if Europe wants to compete against the United States and China, writes Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.
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Digital 02-09-2014

How France set off a protectionist arms race on tech

The French government acquired patents from the private sector to protect their national smartphone producers from emerging markets' products. This has changed the game for the increasingly disputed market, writes Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.
Digital 24-10-2013

Think tank analyst: ‘Intelligence is like underwear’

At today’s summit of heads of EU state and government, attempts to use the Prism scandal to reinforce the data protection debate are unlikely to be successful, according to Hosuk Lee-Makiyama. The political expert believes the data protection package will take a back seat to the telecoms single market proposal.
Digital 30-09-2013

European leaders should leave data flows open

EU leaders convening in Brussels later this month for the 24th-25th October summit will have digital issues on the agenda. They should be careful not to make popular gestures in response to the Prism scandal that result in a freeze in data flows, writes expert Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.
Industrial Policy 16-05-2013

Smartphone Armageddon: Patents undermine the tech industry

The EU's use of antitrust disciplines will deter some of the legal injunctions, but not solve the underlying problems – they offer no solution to the problem of how design patents, sometimes with disputable merits, can be used to block competitors’ products, writes Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.

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