Join the Information Technology Agreement to Boost Brazilian Economic Growth

Robert D. Atkinson Stephen Ezell December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019

Brazilian economic growth has been faltering steadily for years, from an average growth rate of 4.5% from 2006 to 2010, to just 1.1% in 2017 and 2018. To say that Brazil’s economy needs a shot in the arm is an understatement. But as Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell write in Latin Trade, the country could readily get one by joining the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), a WTO agreement whereby over 80 nations have agreed to eliminate tariffs on trade in hundreds of foundational information and communication technology (ICT) products from smartphones and laptops to semiconductors and servers.