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.
- Multi Industry Association Letter to Ways and Means Tariff Hearing (April 11, 2018)
- ITI Letter to Secretary Mnuchin on ChinaTariffs (April 08, 2018)
- 301 Tariffs Letter (March 18, 2018)
- ITI Prepared Comments for USITC Investigations (March 12, 2018)
- techUK ITI Letter to Secretary of State for International Trade - Data Protection and Free Trade Agreements (February 19, 2018)
Let’s Bring NAFTA Into the Digital Age (May 23, 2018)
Forty-one million jobs across the United States depend on trade. If you look around your community, there is a good chance that either yours or one of your neighbor’s jobs exist because of it. Free trade ...
Trump's State of the Union speech can't neglect US tech leadership (January 30, 2018)
The technology industry is driven by the potential the future holds. From turning a simple code into a device that can detect diseases and save lives, to growing a small online network among friends into ...
Government Procurement Moves to Center Stage in NAFTA Renegotiations (January 23, 2018)
This week, NAFTA negotiators will meet once again to renegotiate the 23-year-old, critically important trade agreement between the United States and two of its largest trading partners, Mexico and Canada. ...
Tech’s Legislative Outlook for 2018: Building on 2017’s Momentum for Modernization (January 11, 2018)
The start of the 115th Congress and new administration not only marked an era of profound political change, but it also presented a unique and timely opportunity to modernize outdated policies. Lawmakers ...
We Can’t Afford to Let a Modernized NAFTA Fail (December 19, 2017)
There’s no question that the North American Free Trade Agreement has significantly reshaped the U.S. economy and the way companies do business in North America. Since the agreement entered into force in ...
Tech Urges Trump Administration to Secure Trade Commitments from China (May 15, 2018)
Washington, D.C. – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, appreciates the effort to continue U.S.-China trade discussions and urges the Trump Administration to seek commitments from Chinese Vice Premier ...
Tech Industry: EU Platform to Business Operations Policy is Questionable (April 26, 2018)
BRUSSELS – Today, technology industry trade group ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from president and CEO Dean Garfield regarding the European Commission’s proposal ...
BUSINESS AND FARM COMMUNITY URGES CONGRESS TO ‘QUICKLY MITIGATE’ TRADE SITUATION WITH CHINA (April 12, 2018)
WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council and, the National Retail Federation, and 105 other associations representing U.S. manufacturers, farmers, agribusinesses, retailers, technology ...
ITI to Secretary Mnuchin: Build an International Coalition to Press China to Play by the Rules; Don’t Impose Tariffs (April 09, 2018)
WASHINGTON – In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, ITI CEO and President Dean Garfield called on the Trump Administration to build and lead an international coalition that can apply pressure ...
Tariffs Bad for Consumers, Business, and Economy (April 03, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today, technology industry trade group ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from president and CEO Dean Garfield following the United States Trade Representative’s ...