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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

  • 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,” ...

  • President Trump campaigned as a dealmaker: He can show it with Xi at the G-20 (November 30, 2018)

    The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies are gathering in Argentina for the annual G-20 Summit. All eyes will be on President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as they meet face-to-face ...

  • 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 ...

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