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 Submission List 4 USTR-2019-0004 (June 16, 2019)
- USMCA's Digital Trade Chapter Snapshot (June 12, 2019)
- Joint Industry G20 Recommendations - May 9 (May 09, 2019)
- 116th Congress Legislative Priorities (March 13, 2019)
- U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Security Testimony China: Challenges to U.S. Commerce (March 07, 2019)
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. ...
Ensuring Technology Serves as a Force for Good (March 06, 2019)
It’s easy to forget just how much technology has changed our world and our lives. A little more than a decade ago, a small business owner relied on foot traffic from local customers rather than web visits ...
The United States is Poised to Lead on Digital Trade (February 20, 2019)
Digital technology drives global commerce. It ensures payments happen on time and in the right amount. It keeps farms yielding abundantly, factories working efficiently, and trucks running smoothly. It ...
Tech Encouraged by Trump-Xi Agreement to Renew Trade Negotiations, Urges Leaders to Reach Final Deal (June 29, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman, reacting to the outcome of the meeting between U.S. President Trump ...
Business Community Urges Secretary Ross to Allow Sufficient Time for Input on Proposed Tech Export Controls (June 27, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, more than 25 leading business associations urged U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to ensure that the public has adequate time to review and provide feedback on a proposed rulemaking ...
Joint Statement on Public-Private Roundtable on Digital Priorities at G20 Ministerial (June 07, 2019)
TOKYO – Today, JEITA, ITI, DIGITALEUROPE, and techUK issued the following joint statement in advance of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy in Japan. "On June 7, 2019, ahead of the ...
ITI: Additional Tariffs Would Move U.S., China Further from Trade Resolution (May 13, 2019)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement reacting to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s announcement of proposed tariffs on List 4, the remaining ...
ITI: Tariff Hike Will Raise Toll Trade Conflict Has Taken on U.S. Businesses, Workers & Consumers (May 10, 2019)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Naomi Wilson, ITI’s Senior Director of Policy, Asia, reacting to the United States’ tariffs increase on $200 ...