Policy - Trade & Investment
Trade & Investment
Technology companies strive constantly to succeed in fiercely competitive, fast-growing markets. Their work enables companies of all sizes and from every industry and country to reach new markets, create jobs, and raise standards of living around the world. By opening markets, reducing barriers, tackling discriminatory rules and regulations, and injecting more certainty and predictability into the marketplace, international trade and investment agreements are important catalysts for this progress. ITI works closely with governments and other stakeholders to support the negotiation of these agreements, with a focus on promoting the free flow of information across borders, prohibiting requirements calling for the localization of data or hardware, and ensuring that technology goods and services are able to access global markets.
- WTO E-Commerce Multi-Association Position Paper (October 06, 2019)
- 2019 G7 Leaders' Summit Recommendations for Promoting Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade (August 22, 2019)
- Multi-Association Letter on Japan South Korea Export Controls (July 24, 2019)
- ITI Submission List 4 USTR-2019-0004 (June 16, 2019)
- USMCA's Digital Trade Chapter Snapshot (June 12, 2019)
WTO’s E-Commerce Negotiations Offer Key Opportunity to Modernize Global Trade Rules (April 17, 2019)
Earlier this month, ITI traveled to Geneva to participate in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) E-Commerce Week, and to meet with a range of trade officials from various governments. ...
The Importance of Tech in the U.S.-Brazil Relationship (March 18, 2019)
The United States-Brazil relationship will take center stage this week as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Trump for the first time. This is an important ...
Tech’s Legislative Outlook for 2019: Building on 2018’s Momentum for Innovation and Growth (March 13, 2019)
The 116th Congress marks another moment of profound political change and an important opportunity to advance policies that meet the needs of Americans and American-based businesses in the 21st century. ...
Ensuring Technology Serves as a Force for Good (March 06, 2019)
It’s easy to forget just how much technology has changed our world and our lives. A little more than a decade ago, a small business owner relied on foot traffic from local customers rather than web visits ...
The United States is Poised to Lead on Digital Trade (February 20, 2019)
Digital technology drives global commerce. It ensures payments happen on time and in the right amount. It keeps farms yielding abundantly, factories working efficiently, and trucks running smoothly. It ...
ITI: Deal is a Step in the Right Direction, Leaders Must Conclude Broader Agreement (October 11, 2019)
WASHINGTON — ITI issued the following statement from President and CEO Jason Oxman reacting to the partial agreement made between the U.S. and China earlier today: “We’re encouraged that the United States ...
Over 20 Global Tech Trade Associations Issue Joint Call for Strong WTO E-Commerce Initiative (October 07, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, 27 trade associations from across the world issued a joint position paper supporting efforts to secure a World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on E-Commerce that is inclusive, high-standard, ...
U.S., UK Tech and Business Associations Call on Leaders to Advance Digital Trade (September 26, 2019)
WASHINGTON — Today, a coalition of tech groups and experts from business, government, and academia in the United States and United Kingdom called on government leaders to advance a high-standard model ...
ITI Applauds High-Standard Digital Trade Rules in U.S.-Japan Deal (September 25, 2019)
WASHINGTON — Today, the Trump Administration announced the conclusion of a first-stage bilateral trade deal between the United States and Japan that includes commitments on digital trade and reductions ...
Leading Tech, Business Groups Urge USTR to Focus on Digital Issues in U.S.-India Negotiations (September 20, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Ahead of U.S. President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi’s meeting next week, a coalition of technology and business associations called on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer ...