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.
- Multiassociation Letter: G20 Recommendations to Promote Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trade (July 20, 2020)
- 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)
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 Responds to the Progress of U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Trade Discussions (October 19, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement in reaction to the absence of digital trade disciplines in the Protocol to the U.S.-Brazil Agreement on Trade and Economic ...
Global Tech Association Urges Continued Bilateral U.S.-India Engagement on Eve of Annual ICT Working Group Meeting (September 30, 2020)
WASHINGTON — Tomorrow, ITI representatives will join the annual U.S.-India Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Working Group meeting, which is taking place virtually and expected to address ...
Tech Industry Encourages European Policymakers to Pursue Trade Policy that Drives Innovation, Economic Growth (September 15, 2020)
BRUSSELS – In new comments submitted to the European Commission in response to its Consultation Note, “A renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe,” global tech trade association ITI recommended that ...
Tech Industry Urges U.S., Brazil to Ensure Inclusion of Digital Trade Principles in Bilateral Talks (September 10, 2020)
WASHINGTON – A coalition of groups representing the global technology industry in the U.S. and Brazil, led by ITI, called on both countries to ensure that specific digital trade commitments, including ...
ITI Unveils Tech Policy Platform for U.S. Candidates (August 18, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI released the industry’s policy platform for U.S. candidates. As the only trade association advancing a cross-sector tech policy roadmap, the platform ...