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
2016: Year In Review
The state of the Internet’s infrastructure remains strong; every aspect of the Internet has continued a rapid growth rate throughout 2016.
Save The Date 2017 Congressional Member Fly-In
i2Coalition Members and guests please join us in Washington D.C. April 11th and 12th 2017 for our annual Congressional Member Fly-In.
2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast
The unexpected election of Donald Trump, along with continued Republican control of both houses of Congress will have a big impact on our US priorities.
Christian Dawson Remarks At USPTO
Christian Dawson, spoke at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines Roundtable.
i2Coalition Sends Letter Addressing Misuse of Super 301 Process
We submitted a comment in the form of a letter for the 2016 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.
Internet Industry Coalitions Request Strong Digital Trade Provisions
As a key driver of our economy, Internet issues should receive a thoughtful, complete, and transparent discussion in the TiSA negotiations.