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China's Two-Step on Tech Trade

US News and World Report
China is trying to exclude foreign business to benefit its growing tech industry.

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will cut trade costs by almost 14.5 percent for low-income countries.

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will cut trade costs by almost 14.5 percent for low-income countries, 15.5 percent for lower middle-income countries, 13.2 percent for upper middle-income countries, and 10 percent for high-income countries, and increase global GDP by almost $1 trillion. Read more »

The Problems and Promise of Global Clean Tech Trade

Landmark Trade Deal at Risk without Strong Intellectual Property Laws

November 14, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

The ambitious goal of creating a next-generation trade agreement through the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which aligns America with 11 of its trading partners across the Pacific region, is at risk of failing if negotiators cave in to pressures to strip it of strong intellectual property protections.

ITA Expansion Agreement a Victory for Global Innovation Economy

November 14, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Expansion of the tariff reducing Information Technology Agreement represents a significant victory for the innovation economy as well as businesses and consumers in participating nations. In fact, in the U.S. alone, the expansion could increase exports by $2.8 billion, boost revenues for ICT firms by $10 billion and support creation of approximately 60,000 new jobs.

U.S. Tech, Software Industry Cheers China IT Trade Deal Progress

“It’s a win-win trade agreement that will benefit information and communications technology manufacturers and services firms across the Americas, Europe, and Asia,” says Stephen Ezell.

Tariff Deal Is Big Step for Trade, Tech Firms

Wall Street Journal
Agreement between U.S. and China clears hurdles for expansion of the Information Technology Agreement.

U.S. and China Spar Over Tariffs on High-Tech Gadgets

Wall Street Journal
An expanded Information Technology Agreement would enhance the Chinese and global economies.

Hallelujah, Forward Progress on Trade Facilitation

November 6, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Until today, India had failed to ratify TFA because it felt the international community was giving insufficient attention to India’s concerns regarding food security issues.

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