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.
- ITI Comments on TRAI’s Consultation Paper on M2M Communications (July 17, 2017)
ITI Testimony before US International Trade Commission Hearing on NAFTA Modernization (June 27, 2017)
Testimony delivered by ITI Director of Global Policy Ashley Friedman before a hearing of the U.S. International Trade Commission on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on June 27, ...
ITI NAFTA Modernization Comments to USTR (June 12, 2017)
ITI submitted recommendations to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on behalf of the tech industry in advance of negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). ...
May 15 2017 Multi Association Global Letter on China Cyber Law Implementation (May 15, 2017)
A letter sent to the Chinese government on May 15, 2017, from 54 trade associations spanning 11 countries calling on the Chinese government to delay implementation of the country’s cybersecurity law.
ITI Comments on Trade Deficits May 2017 (May 12, 2017)
ITI's comments submitted on May 11, 2017, for the “Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits” prompted by President Donald Trump signing an executive order in March, 2017, directing his administration ...
Trump-Modi Meeting Can Set a Stage for Tech to Bolster U.S.-India Economic Growth (June 22, 2017)
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is coming to Washington, D.C. next week for his first meeting with President Donald Trump since the president took office. While defense cooperation between ...
Argentina’s Time to Lead on Global Digital Trade (April 27, 2017)
Digital technology has transformed the way we live, learn, work, and do business, and our economy today is connected like never before. This week, we have a chance to further improve the environment for ...
Tech’s Legislative Priorities for the 115th Congress: A Blueprint for American Innovation (January 11, 2017)
The start of the 115th Congress and the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20th present Washington with the opportunity to address the economic concerns voiced by voters last ...
Tech Wins in the 114th Congress (December 21, 2016)
The conventional wisdom in Washington always holds to not expect much from divided government, and those expectations only lower heading into a presidential election year because hyper-partisanship can ...
Colombian Tax Reform: An Essential Step Towards Long Term Economic Strength (October 06, 2016)
Over the last decade, Colombia has steadily embarked on a path towards becoming one of the leading economies in Latin America. Colombia is in the midst of a remarkable transformation that stands to improve ...
Tech Industry Urges US Trade Commission to Enable Digital Trade in NAFTA Modernization (June 27, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following testimony delivered by ITI Director of Global Policy Ashley Friedman before a hearing of the U.S. International Trade ...
In NAFTA, Tech Industry Seeks to Set High Standards for Future Trade Agreements (June 13, 2017)
WASHINGTON — ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, in comprehensive recommendations to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), encourages the United States, Canada and Mexico to set high standards in ...
ITI Outlines Tech Sector’s Trade Priorities to US Trade Representative Lighthizer (May 16, 2017)
WASHINGTON — ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today released a letter it sent to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer congratulating him on his Senate confirmation and urging him ...
China Cybersecurity Law Continues to Raise Worldwide Concern, Associations Call for Delay in Implementation (May 15, 2017)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector representing the world’s leading technology companies, released the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s announced Initial Actions ...
ITI Urges Trump Administration to Prioritize Trade Barriers over Trade Deficits (May 12, 2017)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released its response for the “Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits” after President Donald Trump signed an executive order in March directing ...