Issues: Digital Trade
We seek business clarity on digital trade and the preservation of open markets.
Global trade meant the exchange of physical goods like steel and lumber for decades, but now more of these goods are digital.
In 2016, U.S. exports of ICT-enabled service exports, not including digital goods, totaled $404 billion. (Source: U.S. International Trade Commission, Global Digital Trade 1: Market Opportunities and Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, Publication Number: 4716, Investigation Number: 332-561, August 2017) The U.S. had a trade digitally-enabled service surplus with Europe of $74 billion with $185 billion of exports and $111 billion in imports.
Internet infrastructure services have created unparalleled access to goods, information, and services, providing a level playing field for businesses around the world to access global markets. (Source: Pg 25, AmCham, “EU THE TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMY 2018 – Annual Survey of Jobs, Trade and Investment between the United States and Europe”)
Recent Updates On Digital Trade
Gonzalez v. Google LLC: i2Coalition files amici brief with U.S. Supreme Court
On January 18, 2023, the i2Coalition, joined by our members cPanel, LLC, Identity Digital Inc., Texas.net, Inc. and Tucows Inc., filed an amici brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Google LLC, pointing out Section 230’s foundational role in allowing the Internet’s infrastructure to function efficiently and effectively without the threat of crippling […]
Transatlantic Dialogue Series: Reawakening Digital Trade Between the United States and the European Union
Image above (from left): David Snead, Corinne Schulze, Geneviéve Tuts, and Alexander Rabe in Brussels The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) and eco: the Association of the Internet Industry (eco) collaborated on an important and timely two-part discussion series this year: “Reawakening Digital Trade.” This series brought together the Internet industry’s leading associations from the United […]
WATCH: Reawakening Digital Trade: Diverse Stakeholder Considerations Around The Future of the U.S.-EU Data Privacy Framework
On October 6, 2022, key individuals in government, industry, and academia convened at American University in Washington, D.C. for an important roundtable discussion on the future of transatlantic data flows and privacy. “Reawakening Digital Trade: Diverse Stakeholder Considerations Around The Future of the U.S.-EU Data Privacy Framework” was the first of a two-part Transatlantic Dialogue series co-hosted […]
Transatlantic Dialogue on Data Transfer: Standard Contractual Clauses – Webinar, Sept. 21, 2021
Webinar Date/Time: Tues, September 21, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET / 15:00 – 16:00 UTC The i2Coalition and eco – Association of the Internet Industry invite you to an update on the transfer of personal data and data protection on both sides of the Atlantic. Anyone wishing to transfer personal data from the […]
i2Coalition Submits Comments on USTR Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) is made up mainly of small to medium sized businesses which are cloud providers, data centers, web hosting companies, registrars, registries and other foundational Internet enterprises, and our industry strongly believes that a robust intellectual property protection framework with elements supporting technological and commercial innovation is critical to the expansion […]
Impending Changes to India’s Internet Intermediary Rules Raise Concern for Indian Technology Innovation, Free Speech and Global Competitiveness
Impending Changes to India’s Internet Intermediary Rules Raise Concern for Indian Technology Innovation, Free Speech and Global Competitiveness India is at the cusp of amending its intermediary liability regime that will expand the due diligence measures required to avail safe harbor to include proactive monitoring, mandatory local incorporation, enabling the traceability of originators (which would […]