Trade

Globalization-related issues.

ITIF Applauds Announcement of New Bill to Combat Trade Secret Theft

PRISM Casts a New Light on the Tech Industry

Politico
Some of America’s global competitors may use PRISM as a catalyst for enacting anti-competitive trade laws that reduce free trade in digital goods.

U.S. Cloud Firms Suffer From NSA PRISM Program

CIO Magazine
For U.S. cloud providers, already working to overcome anticompetitive overseas policies, the PRISM revelations have only made conditions in foreign markets tougher.

U.S. lawmaker Worried NSA Snooping will Hurt Digital Trade

Reuters
PRISM is being used by some nations to boost efforts to implement protectionist digital trade policies.

The Impact of PRISM on Digital Trade Policy

July 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street
610A
Washington
DC
20005

The recent revelations that the United States (and some other countries) are engaging in widespread clandestine surveillance of digital communications challenges many prior assumptions about the privacy and security of electronic data. These national security efforts will likely have an impact on the ability of the U.S. Read more »

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.

China’s Economic Mercantilism

July 24, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

China has embraced economic mercantilism on an unprecedented scale, using a wide array of policies to assist Chinese firms while discriminating against foreign establishments attempting to compete in China. These policies include a range of “forced localization” measures such as mandatory intellectual property (IP) or technology transfer, entrance into joint ventures, or domestic production as a condition of market access.

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.

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.