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 Industry Recommended Priorities for the WTO E-Commerce Initiative (July 16, 2018)
- Multiassociation Letter on EU Data Flows (June 06, 2018)
- Multi Industry Association Letter to Ways and Means Tariff Hearing (April 11, 2018)
- ITI Letter to Secretary Mnuchin on ChinaTariffs (April 08, 2018)
- 301 Tariffs Letter (March 18, 2018)
Let’s Bring NAFTA Into the Digital Age (May 23, 2018)
Forty-one million jobs across the United States depend on trade. If you look around your community, there is a good chance that either yours or one of your neighbor’s jobs exist because of it. Free trade ...
Trump's State of the Union speech can't neglect US tech leadership (January 30, 2018)
The technology industry is driven by the potential the future holds. From turning a simple code into a device that can detect diseases and save lives, to growing a small online network among friends into ...
Government Procurement Moves to Center Stage in NAFTA Renegotiations (January 23, 2018)
This week, NAFTA negotiators will meet once again to renegotiate the 23-year-old, critically important trade agreement between the United States and two of its largest trading partners, Mexico and Canada. ...
Tech’s Legislative Outlook for 2018: Building on 2017’s Momentum for Modernization (January 11, 2018)
The start of the 115th Congress and new administration not only marked an era of profound political change, but it also presented a unique and timely opportunity to modernize outdated policies. Lawmakers ...
We Can’t Afford to Let a Modernized NAFTA Fail (December 19, 2017)
There’s no question that the North American Free Trade Agreement has significantly reshaped the U.S. economy and the way companies do business in North America. Since the agreement entered into force in ...
ITI Adds New Tax Expertise to Bolster Global Advocacy and Policy Efforts (July 18, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced today that Sarah Shive and Jennifer McCloskey will join the organization. “At a time when countries around the world are grappling with ...
Tech Industry Applauds EU-Japan Trade Deal (July 16, 2018)
BRUSSELS – ITI Executive Vice President of Policy Josh Kallmer released the following statement about the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. “Trade has been a catalyst for economic growth and job ...
Business and Tech Groups Release Priorities for WTO E-Commerce Meetings (July 16, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI led a coalition of business and tech associations in releasing a joint statement providing recommended priorities for the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) E-Commerce meetings. The ...
Tech: Additional Tariffs Only Mean More Bad News for Consumers and Businesses (July 10, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI president and CEO Dean Garfield released the following statement about the Trump Administration’s announcement of a proposed list of an additional $200 billion tariffs on Chinese goods. ...
Tech Industry: Imposing Tariffs will Harm Consumers and Businesses (July 05, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI Executive Vice President for Policy Josh Kallmer released the following statement about President Trump’s decision to move forward with 25 percent tariffs on Chinese technology imports ...