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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May 11, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the Chinese State Internet Information Office on a draft circular that covered requirements for the handling of personal and other important data.
May 10, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the International Trade Administration pursuant to the Trump administration's investigation of significant trade deficits with certain nations.
May 9, 2017
The Trump administration’s trade strategy has largely taken aim at unfair trade practices in traditional industries. Yet, as Philip Stevens and Nigel Cory explain in The Hill, foreign actors are threatening another major component of the U.S. economy that we hear much less about: the theft of knowledge and IP in a wide variety of traditional and high-tech sectors.
May 1, 2017
A growing number of countries are making it more expensive and time consuming, if not illegal, to transfer data overseas. This reduces economic growth and undercuts social value.
April 26, 2017
China is flouting global rules and norms governing trade and economic policy—threatening the U.S. economy and its advanced-technology industries, as well as the entire global economy—and it’s time for a new response, testified ITIF before a U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee.
April 21, 2017
Following his testimony, Nigel Cory made a written submission to the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigation into global digital trade.
April 7, 2017
This week’s meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi provides the American president an opportunity to reset a U.S.-China trade and economic relationship that has become severely unbalanced, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
April 5, 2017
Of all the issues that will be on the table when President Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, none is more important for the U.S. and global economies than China’s mercantilist campaign to dominate advanced industries by flouting the rules of the international trading system, writes Rob Atkinson in the Washington Post.
March 17, 2017
The international community needs to work assiduously to architect a global innovation system supported by innovation-empowering trade rules and well-constructed domestic policies to spur innovation.
March 16, 2017
China’s systematic mercantilism is a threat to the U.S. economy and the very soul of the global trading system. America cannot respond with either flaccid appeasement or economic nationalism; it must assemble an international coalition that pressures China to stop rigging markets and start competing on fair terms.

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