France’s digital services tax, which other nations also are considering, represents a radical departure from current practice and would greatly complicate ongoing efforts by the OECD to negotiate changes to the international tax regime by 2020.
March 8, 2019
In a filing with India’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, ITIF argued that a misguided focus on the control and location of data will reduce its potential social and economic utility.
February 27, 2019
Testimony Before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on Made in China 2025 and the Future of American Industry
Rob Atkinson testified before the Senate Small Business Committee on the issue of unfair Chinese trade and technology policies and practices and what the federal government should do in response.
February 7, 2019
The Washington trade and economics establishment has largely dismissed the threat Chinese innovation mercantilist practices pose to the U.S. economy, jobs and national security. The threat is serious, and China needs to be confronted, Rob Atkinson writes for the Washington Post.
January 28, 2019
From a skewed standardization law in China to mercantilist digital services tax proposals in Europe, when countries impose protectionist policies in high-value, high-tech sectors, they don’t just damage competitors; they damage the entire global innovation system.
January 25, 2019
World affairs are far more complicated than basketball. But there are profound lessons in that simple game. One of them is that going unassisted is a losing strategy.
December 18, 2018
If Europe wants to set its own course in the new global order, then the most important first step is to join with America to fight for free trade and an open Chinese market.
December 17, 2018
Comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission Regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Building on NAFTA, the USMCA provides the framework for a more integrated regional economy that is based on innovation, digital technologies, and intellectual property.
December 13, 2018
ITIF submitted comments to the Bureau of Industry and Security in response to an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding extending export controls to “emerging and foundational technologies” (EFTs).
December 9, 2018
In commentary for the Epoch Times, ITIF President Rob Atkinson writs that it’s time for China to start acting like a globally responsible trading partner. If it does, then the Chinese economy and the world economy will be better off.
November 29, 2018
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Rob Atkinson outlines the bottom-line conditions President Trump should demand from China for ending U.S.-imposed tariffs.