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
i2Coalition Applauds the Signing of the USMCA into U.S. Law
— PRESS RELEASE — Washington D.C., January 29, 2020 – President Donald Trump signed into U.S. law a new North American trade pact, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), on Wednesday with digital provisions that will help ensure continued economic growth and innovation across the three member countries. i2Coalition co-founder and policy working group chair David Snead has […]
i2Coalition Applauds the U.S. Senate’s Passage of the USMCA
PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate Release) The organization representing Internet infrastructure providers supports provisions in the USMCA that benefit the digital economy. Washington D.C., January 16th, 2020 – i2Coalition applauds the passage today of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the United States Senate, preparing the USMCA to be sent to the President’s desk to be signed […]
USMCA Trade Deal: i2Coalition Statement of Support
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) has renewed its ongoing support for the digital chapter found in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), ahead of the upcoming vote in the House of Representatives. The i2Coalition is the voice of those businesses who build the internet. We represent cloud providers, data centers, domain registrars, registries, web hosts, payment processors, […]
The i2Coaltion is Among Key Tech Organizations Calling on Canada to Reconsider Digital Services Tax
The i2Coalition is among more than a dozen influential organizations calling on the Canadian Government to reconsider its proposal of a digital services tax (DST) modelled after the French DST. Such a tax would place an undue burden on the digital economy and undermine U.S. investment in Canada’s technology market. It would also threaten compliance […]
i2Coalition Urges Congress to Approve USMCA in Joint Letter with other Tech Organizations
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (the “i2Coalition”) is among the top technology associations urging Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as soon as possible. The USMCA’s Digital Trade Chapter and other chapters set a new, global standard for rules that will benefit digital trade and e-commerce, and keep North America at the forefront of the global […]
A Call for Progress on Transatlantic Data Protection Following the G20 Summit
Following the G20 summit in Japan, a joint paper by eco and i2Coalition emphasizes the importance of a new transatlantic data protection agreement.