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 Members Join Letter On NAFTA Renegotiation
The letter addresses concerns with copyright and intermediary liability safe harbors in trade agreements.
i2Coalition Submits Comments To USTR On Reviews Of Trade Agreement Violations
When conducting the performance reviews of current and future trade agreements, any review should focus on the infringement itself, and not on conduits.
i2Coalition Fulfills USTR Comment Request On NAFTA Modernization
The i2Coalition has submitted comments for the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) request for comments on negotiating objectives regarding modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. The request is available on the federal register here. Our comments focus on those areas of the Internet economy critical to our member’s businesses, and the livelihoods […]
i2Coalition and CCIA Congratulate Robert Lighthizer For U.S. Trade Representative Confirmation
Today, the i2Coalition sent a letter to Robert Lighthizer congratulating him on being confirmed to serve U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
i2Coalition Letter United States International Trade Commission
On Friday, March 24th, the i2Coalition sent the following letter to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission of The United States International Trade Commission.
PSA: U.S. Internet Infrastructure Companies Have New Registration Requirements in 2017 Under the DMCA
On December 1st the Copyright Office initiated a new online system to designate an agent for receipt of notice under the DMCA.