Trade

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.
Trade
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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.
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.

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