Trade

Globalization-related issues.

Digital trade in a post-PRISM world

July 24, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

While much ink has been spilled already on the implications of the National Security Agency’s mass electronic surveillance programs for privacy, civil liberties, and national security, the fallout from PRISM is also likely to have an immediate and lasting negative impact on U.S. economic competitiveness.

Why Is China Scaling Back ITA Expansion Ambitions When It So Clearly Benefits?

July 24, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

By removing tariffs on the importation of ICT products in all ITA-participating countries, the treaty has proven instrumental in turbocharging global trade in ICT products. China’s actions will not only hamper global trade but also reduce the foreign investment and ICT exports the nation’s claims to be focused on growing.

Levin Details Important Challenges Ahead for International Trade

July 23, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

 House Ways and Means Ranking Member Sandy Levin’s remarks regarding U.S. trade negotiations reflect the principles of innovation economics, and why they are necessary in our global marketplace.

Intellectual Property Rights Key to Negotiating a Successful TPP Agreement

July 23, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Negotiations toward completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue this week in Malaysia. While this potential trade agreement would tie the United States more closely to several key Asian markets, a number of important details still need to be negotiated among the nations at the bargaining table. Perhaps the most important of these issues is the intellectual property protections that will be included in the final agreement.

Withdraw India’s GSP Preference If It Continues to Impose Localization Barriers to Trade on Foreign Enterprises

July 23, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

India’s mercantilist policies hinder free trade and violate numerous provisions of the WTO charter. If these actions continue the U.S. must investigate measures that send a clear message that these actions will not be tolerated.

U.S. Business Groups Urge Biden to Press India on Concerns

Reuters
The U.S. must make it clear to India's leadership that barriers to free trade must be addressed if our close relationship is to continue to grow.

Biden’s Visit an Opportunity to Put U.S.-India Economic Relations Back on Track

July 22, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to India this week marks the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit India in four years. It couldn’t have come at a better time. In recent years, U.S.-India economic relations have been significantly strained by a range of policies that India’s government has implemented that favor domestic producers at the expense of foreign competitors.

U.S. Says China Spoiled Tech Tariff Talks

Wall Street Journal
An expanded ITA would boost U.S. exports by about $2.8 billion annually.

U.S. blames China for Breakdown of Trade Talks

Reuters
ITIF argues additional tariff reductions are needed to spur global ICT economy.

Review: Aid for Trade, Four Years Later