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.
- 2020 G20 Recommendations for Promoting Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade (June 03, 2020)
- ITI Supplemental Submission to USTR COVID-19 301 (June 01, 2020)
- ITI U.S.-UK Trade Recommendations (May 06, 2020)
- ITI Key Vote Letter on USMCA (December 18, 2019)
- ITI 2020 NTE Public Comment (October 31, 2019)
The Rules-Based, Multilateral Trade System Enables U.S. Innovation (June 04, 2020)
The COVID-19 crisis is having an unprecedented impact on international trade at a time when the World Trade Organization (WTO) – guardian and principal arbiter of the global trade rulebook – is under significant ...
Strong Digital Trade Commitments are Critical to Success of U.S.-Brazil Trade Discussions (May 26, 2020)
As the United States and Brazil make progress toward a trade agreement, both countries have a significant opportunity to advance meaningful rules-based digital trade commitments that reflect the importance ...
Using Existing Trade Tools to Stem Economic and Health Consequences of COVID-19 (April 13, 2020)
The outbreak of COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on society and the way we interact with our colleagues, teachers, neighbors, and loved ones. Information and communications technology (ICT) products, ...
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 ...
ITI Welcomes Launch of U.S.-Kenya Trade Negotiations, Calls for Strong Digital Trade Commitments (July 08, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI welcomed the launch of bilateral trade negotiations between the United States and Kenya and highlighted the opportunity for this agreement to demonstrate ...
ITI Applauds Progress of USMCA Implementation; Commitment is Significant Step Forward for Tech Innovation and Digital Trade (July 01, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI applauded the entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The landmark agreement will modernize North America’s trade relationships, support the U.S. ...
Global Tech Trade Group Outlines Policy Recommendations to Improve Data-Driven Development in World Bank Response (June 30, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI called on the World Bank to encourage collaboration between the public and private sectors and to champion policies for effective data governance in ...
Global Tech, Business Groups Send G20 Recommendations to Promote Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade (June 03, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI and more than 30 technology and business trade associations from around the world issued recommendations for G20 governments as officials meet to discuss the role of digital technologies ...
ITI Recommends State-of-the-Art Approach for U.S.-UK Trade Agreement (May 06, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI encouraged the United States and United Kingdom to achieve a state-of-the-art trade agreement that will set the standard for innovation and growth ...