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 Work on Wassenaar Agreement Leads to Obama Proposal to Renegotiate
Coalition members who met with the staffs of both Representatives during our fall fly-in conveyed to them the importance of this issue to their businesses.
We Support The Goals Of The Brussels Declaration On Trade
The “Brussels Declaration on Trade and the Internet” was announced today, signed by groups and individuals concerned about trade negotiations that can be closed viewpoints other than businesses.
It’s Time to Come Together on Digital Trade
Digital trade between the U.S. and the EU is really big business. 70 percent of trade in services between the U.S. and EU is delivered digitally.
i2Coalition Co-Founder Named to Industry Trade Advisory Committee
David Snead has been appointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Information and Communications Technologies, Services, and Commerce.
Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade Promotion Authority: Reading List
To help members and the public understand the debate around the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trade Promotion Authority we’ve compiled a reading list.
i2Coalition Meets With Ambassador Sepulveda
Ambassador Sepulveda requested a private roundtable with i2Coalition member companies, to discuss the needs of Internet infrastructure companies.