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 is Among Organizations Offering Recommendations for Upcoming G20 Trade & Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) is among the organizations supporting a list of recommended outcomes in advance of the G20 Trade & Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting happening alongside the 2019 G20 Summit in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, on June 8 and 9. The statement builds off the 2018 Industry Recommended Outcomes statement featuring many of the same organizations. At […]
i2Coalition Statement on USMCA
The i2Coalition welcomes the digital chapter in the USMCA. Read a statement from David Snead, i2Coalition co-founder and policy working group chair.
Server Side: David Snead on i2Coalition/eco Transatlantic Dialogues Privacy Roundtables
i2Coalition co-founder and cPanel general counsel David Snead talks about the upcoming roundtables on privacy shield and transatlantic data flows, and other industry initiatives.
Transatlantic Dialogues Privacy Roundtable Reading List
Transatlantic Dialogues is an important three-part discussion series on the future of personal data protection on both sides of the Atlantic. The first roundtable will happen this week in Brussels (7 February, 2019), then we’ll be off to Berlin (12 February, 2019), and end the series in Washington D.C. (date TBD). Transatlantic Dialogues, organized by […]
Server Side: Monica Sanders On i2Coalition 2019 Policy Initiatives
Monica Sanders, i2Coalition Policy Director and Christian Dawson review an eventful 2018 and look forward to 2019.
An Open, Inclusive Internet is a Global Economic Driver
The Internet is uniquely positioned for inclusivity and the spreading of economic benefits in ways other livelihoods have not been able.