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)
An EU-U.S. data transfer solution is within reach and will support economic recovery (May 10, 2021)
As economies around the world are sputtering back to life following an unprecedented global pandemic, the EU and U.S. continue to face a massive disruption to a key business driver – the transfer of data ...
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, ...
Multi-Industry Business Coalition Urges USTR to Negotiate Digital Trade Agreements in the Indo-Pacific Region (September 13, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Eighteen business associations representing a cross section of industry, including tech, manufacturers, service providers, startups, medical technology, and more urged U.S. Trade Representative ...
ITI Publishes Digital Policy Agenda for Latin America and Canada (August 26, 2021)
WASHINGTON -- Today, global tech trade association ITI published its 2021 Policy Agenda for the Americas, a comprehensive set of policy principles focused on key digital issues in Latin America and Canada. ...
ITI Supports Modernising EU Standardisation System (August 08, 2021)
BRUSSELS – Today, ITI encouraged the EU to support and rely on international standards as it considers new regulatory requirements for emerging digital technologies. ITI’s response to the European Commission’s ...
ITI Issues Priorities as EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council Takes Shape (July 28, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI published a set of near-term priorities for the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TTC) ahead of its anticipated launch. The priorities focus on ...
ITI Testifies Before Senate Committee on Implementing Supply Chain Resiliency (July 15, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI Senior Vice President of Policy and General Counsel John Miller presented the global tech industry’s perspective on implementing supply chain resiliency. In testimony before the ...