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.
- Dear World Leaders: Tear Down Your Digital Walls (December 12, 2017)
- Tech Group NAFTA Copyright Letter (November 15, 2017)
- ITI Digital Trade Testimony in front of Energy and Commcerce (October 11, 2017)
- Global Industry Association Recommended Outcomes for G7 2017 (September 22, 2017)
- ITI-ITAPS Public Comment On U.S. International Government Procurement Obligations (September 19, 2017)
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not only marked an era of profound political change, but it also presented a unique and timely opportunity to modernize outdated policies.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 ...
Why Restrictions on Domestic Sourcing Hurts the American Government, Jobs and the Economy (September 19, 2017)
America and technological innovation are synonymous. From revolutionizing society with the internet, to the smartphones providing us apps that drive our day, to the microchips powering the device you are ...
NAFTA’s Sweet Spot for a Tech Enabled Economy (August 04, 2017)
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreement negotiated 25 years ago predates many technologies we use every day, even some of the companies that created them, and would benefit from an update. ...
Trump-Modi Meeting Can Set a Stage for Tech to Bolster U.S.-India Economic Growth (June 22, 2017)
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is coming to Washington, D.C. next week for his first meeting with President Donald Trump since the president took office. While defense cooperation between ...
Argentina’s Time to Lead on Global Digital Trade (April 27, 2017)
Digital technology has transformed the way we live, learn, work, and do business, and our economy today is connected like never before. This week, we have a chance to further improve the environment for ...
Tech Sector Supportive of Outcome of Council Discussions on Free Flow of Data (December 20, 2017)
BRUSSELS – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement regarding the Council decision to develop new rules to allow non-personal data to move freely and easily across ...
Tech Sector Urges EU to Protect the Free Flow of Data (December 19, 2017)
BRUSSELS -- Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, called on the European Commission to ensure it includes provisions in proposal for regulation concerning the free flow of non-personal data. ...
ITI Commends European Commission’s Validation of Privacy Shield (October 18, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement regarding the European Commission’s decision to validate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework following its ...
ITI Urges U.S. Leadership on Digital Trade to Maximize Benefits (October 12, 2017)
WASHINGTON —Today, ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield urged Congress to pursue policies that support and promote the benefits of digital trade for American consumers, businesses, and the overall economy. ...
Tech Group Publishes First Report on Regulatory Barriers to the Ease of Doing Business Around the World (October 04, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today the technology industry trade group ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released a study finding that India tops the list as the most difficult market for information technology ...