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 Joins 10 Organizations Promoting Innovation And Inclusion To Digital Economy Task Force (DETF)
Our letter with 10 other organizations encourages the G20 to create and promote policies that continue to champion inclusion and diversity.
Zuckerberg Visits Congress, More Discussion On Net Neutrality, And A Looming Battle For Encryption? The April 2018 Legislative Update
Zuckerberg’s visit, a plethora of potential Net Neutrality legislation, trade policy fears, erosion of Section 230, and the possible return of encryption banning dominate Congress in April.
SXSW 2018 Tech And Policy Event Round Up
Join us in traveling to Austin, Texas March 9th through 15th for these highlight events of the SXSW 2018 festival!
2017 – A Year Of Accomplishments For i2Coalition
2017 has been one of the most challenging years on record for the Internet infrastructure industry, despite its continued importance and growth.
Statement On Industry Letter Concerning WTO Civil Society Expert Accreditation
The i2Coalition has joined the Internet Association and CCIA in sending a letter to the WTO regarding the accreditation of civil society experts to 11th Annual Ministerial Meeting.
i2Coalition Raises Copyright Concerns In NAFTA Renegotiation
Today, i2Coalition and seven other allied tech associations sent a letter to the USTR expressing serious concerns over aspects of ongoing NAFTA trade renegotiations.