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.
- Final ITI Comments Submission to USTR List 3 (August 20, 2018)
- BSA-ITI PCLOB Letter (July 23, 2018)
- ITI Comments Submission USTR on Round 2 of Tariffs (July 23, 2018)
- Global Industry Recommended Priorities for the WTO E-Commerce Initiative (July 16, 2018)
- Multiassociation Letter on EU Data Flows (June 06, 2018)
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 ...
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 ...
Tech Industry Underscores Need for Strong Digital Trade Provisions in New Trade Agreements (October 16, 2018)
WASHINGTON - ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Executive Vice President of Policy Josh Kallmer reacting to the announcement that the United States intends ...
Tech Industry Commends Trilateral Agreement as NAFTA Negotiations Continue (October 01, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield released the following statement on the announcement of a trilateral deal to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “Today’s trilateral ...
ITI Hires Two to Grow Its Public Affairs Team (September 30, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced today that Jennie Westbrook Courts and Clare Sahin joined its public affairs team as vice president of external affairs and manager of state ...
Tech Industry Hopes Final NAFTA Deal is a Trilateral Agreement (August 31, 2018)
WASHINGTON - ITI CEO and President Dean Garfield issued this statement expressing concern about the bilateral deal reached by leaders of Mexico and the United States to modernize the North America Free ...
Tech Industry Welcomes Progress on NAFTA (August 27, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield released the following statement on Mexico and the United States making inroads to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “There is ...