A careful review of the scholarly literature and industry cases suggests that the effect of Chinese economic growth and trade expansion, fueled by a corrosive set of “innovation mercantilist” policies and practices has been negative for innovation in most developed nations, including North America, Europe and Japan.
October 26, 2017
To best harness the opportunities presented by IIoT, the United States (like all countries) needs a national policy strategy. An effective national IIoT strategy should address what ITIF calls the 4 Ts: Talent, Technology, Tax, and Trade.
October 25, 2017
ITIF Filing to USTR on Section 301 Investigation of China’s Policies and Practices Related to Tech Transfer, IP, and Innovation
China’s objective is to become competitive across virtually all advanced-technology industries—and the techniques it is using pose a direct, and even existential, threat to high-tech industries in the United States and other countries.
October 2, 2017
Fact of the Week: Reducing Tariffs Accounted for Fourth-Fifths of China’s Manufacturing Productivity Growth in the 6 Years Following its Accession to the WTO
After China acceded to the WTO, the trade-creation impact accounted for four-fifths of its manufacturing productivity growth in the next six years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 28, 2017
By reducing costs, the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) leads to increased use of ICT goods, which spurs productivity and economic growth in signatory nations, while deepening their enterprises’ participation in global value chains.
September 27, 2017
Speaking in São Paulo, Brazil, to an audience of Senate, Chamber of Deputies, and Court technical staff, Rob Atkinson outlined the keys to digital trade success and explained that a growing number of companies in various industries are relying on cross border data flows.
September 25, 2017
Displaying regulatory and other product information via electronic means—as an “e-label”—is a sensible alternative to the jumbled collection of physical labels we now have on ICT goods. Given how products are shrinking, physical labels can inhibit innovation.
September 11, 2017
Fact of the Week: ICT Services Exports as a Share of the World’s Services Exports Have Increased From Just Over 20 Percent in 1995 to Almost 32 Percent Today
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
Fact of the Week: Protectionist Trade Policies Depressed Innovation in 13 Latin American Countries in 2005
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.