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.
- Global Business Community Urges Rapid Action on Ambitious WTO e-Commerce Framework (January 25, 2019)
- ITI Comment Submission to USTR-2018-0034: Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (December 10, 2018)
- Association Request for ANPRM ECRA Extension to Bureau of Industry and Security (November 29, 2018)
- Americans for Free Trade White House G20 Letter (November 27, 2018)
- ITI USITC USMCA Hearing Testimony (November 14, 2018)
Trump's tariff war is all self-inflicted pain, and likely no gain (February 03, 2019)
The chairman of President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett, recently proclaimed that “there are a heck of a lot of U.S. companies” that will suffer and watch “their earnings being downgraded,” ...
President Trump campaigned as a dealmaker: He can show it with Xi at the G-20 (November 30, 2018)
The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies are gathering in Argentina for the annual G-20 Summit. All eyes will be on President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as they meet face-to-face ...
USMCA: A New Standard for Digital Trade (November 15, 2018)
Digital technologies have created innovations and led to higher living standards that were unthinkable when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was first implemented in 1994. Then, internet ...
Enabling Connectivity Enables Competitiveness in Colombia (October 30, 2018)
Innovators are focused on Colombia right now, and it’s not just because of the “Orange Economy” principles of innovation and creativity permeating throughout the Duque government. Recent actions give confidence ...
Getting Close to a Modernized NAFTA – the Deal Tech Wants to See (August 24, 2018)
We are optimistic that a deal between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be reached in the coming weeks or even days. Since NAFTA first ...
ITI Applauds WTO Decision to Initiate E-Commerce Negotiations (January 25, 2019)
WASHINGTON -- Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, welcomed the joint statement by 76 World Trade Organization (WTO) economies confirming their intention to commence WTO negotiations on trade-related ...
ITI Encourages Administration to Foster U.S. Innovation In Export Control Rulemaking (January 11, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, urged the Trump administration to narrow its approach to how it defines “emerging” technology in its rulemaking regarding the Review of Controls ...
ITI Urges Multilateral Approach After Last Minute Changes to EU Tax Proposal (December 04, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from its President and CEO Dean Garfield regarding developments on the European Commission’s efforts to enact ...
Tech Sector Encouraged by Agreement of Trump-Xi Negotiations on Trade, Urges Leaders to Continue to De-Escalate Tensions (December 01, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from its President and CEO Dean Garfield reacting to the agreement coming out of the meeting between President ...
ITI Commends Leaders’ Commitment to USMCA, Looks Ahead to Congressional Consideration (November 30, 2018)
WASHINGTON -- Today ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Josh Kallmer, ITI’s Executive Vice President of Policy, commending leaders from the United States, Mexico, ...