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.
- ITI Key Vote Letter on USMCA (December 18, 2019)
- ITI 2020 NTE Public Comment (October 31, 2019)
- WTO E-Commerce Multi-Association Position Paper (October 06, 2019)
- 2019 G7 Leaders' Summit Recommendations for Promoting Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade (August 22, 2019)
- Multi-Association Letter on Japan South Korea Export Controls (July 24, 2019)
USMCA Brings Businesses into the 21st Century (December 17, 2019)
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is on its way to ratification in the U.S. Congress, marking a critical and historic opportunity to modernize the United States’ economic relationship with ...
The Promise of a Robust U.S.-India Trade Partnership (November 07, 2019)
Innovation does not happen in a vacuum. The constant free flow of ideas and data across the globe fuels the development of the new chip that powers our smartphones and the apps we use to learn, play, and ...
WTO’s E-Commerce Negotiations Offer Key Opportunity to Modernize Global Trade Rules (April 17, 2019)
Earlier this month, ITI traveled to Geneva to participate in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) E-Commerce Week, and to meet with a range of trade officials from various governments. ...
The Importance of Tech in the U.S.-Brazil Relationship (March 18, 2019)
The United States-Brazil relationship will take center stage this week as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Trump for the first time. This is an important ...
Tech’s Legislative Outlook for 2019: Building on 2018’s Momentum for Innovation and Growth (March 13, 2019)
The 116th Congress marks another moment of profound political change and an important opportunity to advance policies that meet the needs of Americans and American-based businesses in the 21st century. ...
ITI Urges USTR to Lift Tariffs on Products and Parts Needed to Stem COVID-19 Outbreak (April 02, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to lift Section 301 tariffs on more than 60 product categories to enable U.S. healthcare providers, companies, and consumers ...
ITI Welcomes USTR Notification of U.S.-Kenya Trade Negotiations (March 17, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI issued the following statement reacting to the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) notice of intent to negotiate a Trade Agreement with Kenya: “We welcome ...
Government Collaboration Needed to Support Tech Access to Indonesian Market (January 31, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Indonesian officials to work together to address key market access barriers faced by U.S. ...
ITI: USMCA a Significant Step Forward for Innovation, Digital Trade (January 29, 2020)
WASHINGTON — Today, ITI applauded the signing of legislation implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the United States, and issued the following statement from its President and ...
Tech Industry Identifies USMCA as Key Senate Vote (January 15, 2020)
WASHINGTON — ITI today urged the U.S. Senate to vote in support of H.R. 5430, implementing legislation for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader ...