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Stop Thief! Time to Limit US IP Theft

June 10, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds
In May, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property released its final report, which documents the growing extent of foreign theft of U.S intellectual property (IP) and the economic damage it causes. This latest testament to the need for tougher national and international policy to address IP theft needs to be met with decisive action by the United States and its allies.

U.S. business groups complain about India trade practices

Reuters
The Indian government is utilizing mercantilist trade practices to promote domestic production at the expense of free trade.

U.S. groups expect WTO technology trade deal by July

Reuters
ITIF argues an expanded Information Technology Agreement could greatly improve innovation and business development in the ICT industry.

India’s Anchor To First World Development

Eurasia Review
Rob Atkinson argues India’s current trade practices constitute a concerted mercantilist policy that seeks to block foreign competition and boost domestic-owned manufacturing.

Rob Atkinson argues India’s current trade practices constitute a concerted mercantilist policy that seeks to block foreign competition and boost domestic-owned manufacturing.

Charting a Better Path for Indian Economic Growth

May 25, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

A collaborative trade relationship between the U.S. and India is in both parties' best interests. However, India's recent turn to mercantilism places that relationship in jeopardy. Strong leadership will be needed from both sides to establish a fair and robust trade relationship moving forward.

U.S. Urged to Take Tougher Line on Indian Trade Practices

Reuters
ITIF recommends Congress suspend trade benefits for India, in response to Indian policies that block American exports and "free ride" on costly U.S. research.

Innovation Economics and Strengthening US-EU Collaboration

May 15, 2013
| Presentations

Stephen Ezell presented on strengthening the US-EU Collaboration to the EU-NJ Business Forum on Technology and Innovation. His presentation addressed the Global Innovation Landscape and how to maximize innovation at country and global levels.

Latest Report Highlights Continuing IP Infringement Concerns

May 14, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Stephen Ezell discusses possible responses to the U.S. Trade Representatives Special 301 Report, which highlights the damage theft of intellectual property has on the U.S. economy.

India and the U.S. at a Crossroads: What It Means for Our Economy, Trade Agenda and Beyond

May 9, 2013

Against the backdrop of ongoing TPP negotiations, the U.S. strategic “pivot” to Asia and renewed focus on growing American exports, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) hosted a policy teleconference on Tuesday, May 14 regarding U.S. and India trade relations. This discussion previewed ITIF’s upcoming research on India, assessed IP and related threats to America’s trade agenda, and outlined possible avenues for the U.S. and other trading partners to take near-term action.

Top Competitors Continue to Outinvest United States in Export Credit Financing

April 15, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

export credit financing is a critical tool for boosting U.S. exports, boosting U.S. job growth, narrowing the trade deficit, and revitalizing the U.S. economy. Yet some have argued that the United States should unilaterally abandon export credit financing activities on the principle that it constitutes industrial policy or government picking winners. Others fret because they don’t like the fact that Beijing’s aggressive embrace of export credit financing is setting the terms and pace of global export financing policy—though it does. This would be akin to saying during the Cold War, “to let Moscow set the terms and pace of military spending in the United States is foolhardy at best.” Would anyone say that it’s okay and prudent to let China (or Russia before it) outinvest the United States in defense expenditures, moreover to unilaterally abandon our investment in a sound defense? But that’s exactly what those who advocate for the United States to unilaterally abandon the use of export credit financing activities are calling for. The simple reality is that America’s economic competitors are in the game to win and if the United States unilaterally disarms the U.S. Ex-Im Bank, the only result will be fewer U.S. exports and the jobs dependent on them.