In this report, the National Board of Trade summarises important trends that challenge conventional wisdom with respect to international trade. The report is based on previous analysis by the National Board of Trade and it describes:
1. how production increasingly takes place in international networks
2. the increased service content of trade - so called "servicification"
3. the digitalisation of international trade
Digitalisation is probably the most important of these three trends. On the one hand, it gives rise to completely new types of trade. On the other hand, it paves the way for servicification and further specialisation within international production networks.