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.
- 116th Congress Legislative Priorities (March 13, 2019)
- U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Security Testimony China: Challenges to U.S. Commerce (March 07, 2019)
- Global Business Community Urges Rapid Action on Ambitious WTO e-Commerce Framework (January 25, 2019)
- ITI Comment Submission to USTR-2018-0034: Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (December 10, 2018)
- Association Request for ANPRM ECRA Extension to Bureau of Industry and Security (November 29, 2018)
The Importance of Tech in the U.S.-Brazil Relationship (March 18, 2019)
The United States-Brazil relationship will take center stage this week as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro travels to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Trump for the first time. This is an important ...
Tech’s Legislative Outlook for 2019: Building on 2018’s Momentum for Innovation and Growth (March 13, 2019)
The 116th Congress marks another moment of profound political change and an important opportunity to advance policies that meet the needs of Americans and American-based businesses in the 21st century. ...
Ensuring Technology Serves as a Force for Good (March 06, 2019)
It’s easy to forget just how much technology has changed our world and our lives. A little more than a decade ago, a small business owner relied on foot traffic from local customers rather than web visits ...
The United States is Poised to Lead on Digital Trade (February 20, 2019)
Digital technology drives global commerce. It ensures payments happen on time and in the right amount. It keeps farms yielding abundantly, factories working efficiently, and trucks running smoothly. It ...
Trump's tariff war is all self-inflicted pain, and likely no gain (February 03, 2019)
The chairman of President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett, recently proclaimed that “there are a heck of a lot of U.S. companies” that will suffer and watch “their earnings being downgraded,” ...
ITI Testifies Before Senate Committee Examining U.S. Commerce Challenges in China (March 07, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI Executive Vice President of Policy Josh Kallmer presented the global tech industry’s perspective on the intersection of trade, security, and China. In testimony before the U.S. ...
ITI Applauds WTO Decision to Initiate E-Commerce Negotiations (January 25, 2019)
WASHINGTON -- Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, welcomed the joint statement by 76 World Trade Organization (WTO) economies confirming their intention to commence WTO negotiations on trade-related ...
ITI Encourages Administration to Foster U.S. Innovation In Export Control Rulemaking (January 11, 2019)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, urged the Trump administration to narrow its approach to how it defines “emerging” technology in its rulemaking regarding the Review of Controls ...
ITI Urges Multilateral Approach After Last Minute Changes to EU Tax Proposal (December 04, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from its President and CEO Dean Garfield regarding developments on the European Commission’s efforts to enact ...
Tech Sector Encouraged by Agreement of Trump-Xi Negotiations on Trade, Urges Leaders to Continue to De-Escalate Tensions (December 01, 2018)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from its President and CEO Dean Garfield reacting to the agreement coming out of the meeting between President ...