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.
- techUK ITI Letter to Secretary of State for International Trade - Data Protection and Free Trade Agreements (February 19, 2018)
- 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)
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not only marked an era of profound political change, but it also presented a unique and timely opportunity to modernize outdated policies.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 ...
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 ...
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 ...