Trade

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.
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September 11, 2017
ICT services exports have increased as a share of the world’s total services exports from just over 20 percent in 1995 to almost 32 percent today, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 18, 2017
Speaking in Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam, at an Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) workshop on electronic labeling best practices, Nigel Cory explained the benefits of electronic labeling and how it can help facilitate trade and innovation in information communication technology.
August 14, 2017
Across 13 Latin American countries that had protectionist policies in place in 2005, these policies had no effect on innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 31, 2017
ITIF filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative regarding the administration’s investigation into the performance of America’s trade agreements and the policies of its trading partners.
June 29, 2017
In a presentation at the Pacific Alliance Forum in Cali, Colombia, Rob Atkinson provides a detailed set of recommendations for Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru to successfully forge a digital market alliance for their region.
June 27, 2017
Speaking in Geneva at the “ITA at 20 Forum,” Stephen Ezell explained how accession to the Information Technology Agreement can benefit developing countries.
June 12, 2017
ITIF filed comments with the U.S. Trade Representative on priority issues during the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
June 5, 2017
Speaking to a gathering of representatives from foreign embassies to the United States, Stephen Ezell explained how acceding to the Information Technology Agreement can spur economic growth in developing nations.
May 22, 2017
By reducing costs, the ITA leads to increased use of ICT goods, which spurs productivity and economic growth while deepening enterprises’ participation in global value chains. This generates new tax revenues to partially or fully offset tariff losses.
May 18, 2017
Sustained trade deficits represent debts that future generations must repay, testified Stephen Ezell before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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