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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.

Techwonk Blog

  • USMCA: A New Standard for Digital Trade (November 15, 2018)

    Digital technologies have created innovations and led to higher living standards that were unthinkable when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was first implemented in 1994. Then, internet ...

  • Enabling Connectivity Enables Competitiveness in Colombia (October 30, 2018)

    Innovators are focused on Colombia right now, and it’s not just because of the “Orange Economy” principles of innovation and creativity permeating throughout the Duque government. Recent actions give confidence ...

  • Getting Close to a Modernized NAFTA – the Deal Tech Wants to See (August 24, 2018)

    We are optimistic that a deal between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be reached in the coming weeks or even days. Since NAFTA first ...

  • Let’s Bring NAFTA Into the Digital Age (May 23, 2018)

    Forty-one million jobs across the United States depend on trade. If you look around your community, there is a good chance that either yours or one of your neighbor’s jobs exist because of it. Free trade ...

  • 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 ...

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