Goods production rely on data transfers to happen, especially when production is spread out geographically in so called global value chains. The production process is generally already very digitized and will become even more so in the near future, which will lead to even more data transfer needs. Restrictions on cross-border data transfers can affect companies' capacity to produce goods effectively and influence decisions on the production set up.
In this report, the National Board of Trade hope to further the understanding on the issue of data transfers and how essential transfers are to both production and trade. The report is a complement to our previous report No Transfer, No Trade from 2014.