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 Statement on USTR Section 301 Announcement Regarding Vietnam Currency Valuation (January 15, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech association ITI issued the following statement reacting to the release of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) report on its Section 301 investigation into ...
ITI Issues Support and Recommendations for EU-U.S. Trade & Technology Council (January 15, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued recommendations for the proposed EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council, outlining key digital policy areas such as AI, data governance and data ...
ITI Calls for Bilateral Engagement Over Tariffs in Testimony to USTR (December 29, 2020)
WASHINGTON – In testimony given today as part of a U.S. Section 301 Committee hearing on the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) investigation into Vietnam’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency ...
ITI Shares Tech Policy Recommendations to Support Economic Recovery with Biden-Harris Transition Team (December 15, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI outlined a set of policies the Biden-Harris Administration can adopt to ensure that the U.S. technology sector can continue to serve as indispensable ...
ITI Urges Transparency, Use of Non-Tariff Measures in Response to USTR’s Initiation of Section 301 Investigation into Alleged Vietnamese Currency Manipulation (November 12, 2020)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI urged the U.S. government to avoid use of tariffs and rely on other existing policy mechanisms to address any potential substantive concerns identified ...