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.
- 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)
- Dear World Leaders: Tear Down Your Digital Walls (December 12, 2017)
- Tech Group NAFTA Copyright Letter (November 15, 2017)
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not only marked an era of profound political change, but it also presented a unique and timely opportunity to modernize outdated policies.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 ...
Why Restrictions on Domestic Sourcing Hurts the American Government, Jobs and the Economy (September 19, 2017)
America and technological innovation are synonymous. From revolutionizing society with the internet, to the smartphones providing us apps that drive our day, to the microchips powering the device you are ...
Tech Industry: Tariffs Wrong Solution to Real Problems (March 22, 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 President Trump’s announcement ...
Business Community Opposes Potential Tariffs (March 18, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today, technology industry trade group ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, joined 44 other associations representing a broad cross-section of the business community opposing tariffs ...
ITI Applauds New USTR Representatives (March 05, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today commended the Senate’s confirmation of C.J. Mahoney and Dennis Shea to the position of Deputy U.S. Trade Representatives, as well as of Gregg ...
Tech Sector Supportive of Outcome of Council Discussions on Free Flow of Data (December 20, 2017)
BRUSSELS – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement regarding the Council decision to develop new rules to allow non-personal data to move freely and easily across ...
Tech Sector Urges EU to Protect the Free Flow of Data (December 19, 2017)
BRUSSELS -- Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, called on the European Commission to ensure it includes provisions in proposal for regulation concerning the free flow of non-personal data. ...