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)
To Meet Demand, U.S. Must Increase and Incentivize Semiconductor Production (February 18, 2021)
A current increase in global demand for semiconductors or ‘chips’ is outpacing both supply and manufacturing capacity, resulting in several sectors - from autos to healthcare to energy to consumer products ...
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 ...
ITI: Digital Trade Key Issue as EU, Indian Leaders Meet in Porto (May 07, 2021)
DELHI – Ahead of the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Modi and European Union leaders in Porto on 8 May, global tech trade association the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is highlighting ...
Global Coalition of Tech, Business Groups Offer Recommendations for G7 to Stimulate Digital Innovation (April 09, 2021)
WASHINGTON — Today, a global coalition of tech and business groups urged G7 leaders to champion free data flows and other key digital priorities, and harness the benefits of the digital economy and speed ...
ITI Hosts Mexican Vice Minister of Foreign Trade Luz Maria de la Mora (March 30, 2021)
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, global tech trade association ITI hosted Mexican Vice Minister of Economy for Foreign Trade Luz Maria de la Mora to discuss opportunities for engagement and partnership as Mexico ...
ITI Roadmap Outlines How to Increase U.S. Competitiveness Through Digital Trade (March 30, 2021)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to Ambassador Katherine Tai, global tech trade association ITI calls on the Biden-Harris Administration, and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) specifically, to advance ...
New ITI Principles Provide Streamlined, Strategic Approach to Supply Chain Security Policy (March 18, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI published a set of principles to guide the U.S. government as it undertakes its strategic review of supply chains. ITI’s Supply Chain Security: Principles ...