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. ...
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 ...
ITI to U.S.-China Negotiators: Use Phase One Deal Momentum to Finalize Meaningful Agreement (December 13, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI issued the following statement from Jason Oxman, President and CEO, reacting to the announcement of a “phase one” trade deal between the United States and China: “We’re pleased ...
ITI Warns Barriers to Digital Trade Threaten U.S. Competitiveness (October 31, 2019)
WASHINGTON – In comments submitted today, global tech trade association ITI urged the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to prioritize work on digital issues as barriers to digital trade and e-commerce continue ...
ITI: Deal is a Step in the Right Direction, Leaders Must Conclude Broader Agreement (October 11, 2019)
WASHINGTON — ITI issued the following statement from President and CEO Jason Oxman reacting to the partial agreement made between the U.S. and China earlier today: “We’re encouraged that the United States ...
Over 20 Global Tech Trade Associations Issue Joint Call for Strong WTO E-Commerce Initiative (October 07, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, 27 trade associations from across the world issued a joint position paper supporting efforts to secure a World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on E-Commerce that is inclusive, high-standard, ...