“I think the bigger impact rather than the tariffs, per se, would be the effect on overall economic confidence by businesses and consumers,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told NBC News. “If they think that tariffs are going to lead to an escalating trade war, then companies may pull back somewhat on their investing plans."
July 5, 2018
“It just reinforces that this is the gang that can’t shoot straight,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Financial Times. “If I were the Chinese I’d think this is a pretty good thing . . . This is a battle that if it is not won in the next year it’s too late. This is our [Washington’s] last chance.”
July 4, 2018
Stephen Ezell told the Associated Press that China has raised its share of global output in 18 high-tech manufacturing industries from 8 percent in 2003 to 27 percent now. It is now the world’s largest exporter of high-tech products.
July 1, 2018
The United States had been making some headway advocating for open digital borders in trade negotiations, but President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from some of those agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, means “the U.S. is no longer at the forefront” of that debate, Daniel Castro told Politico.
June 27, 2018
“It seems like this move is being undertaken with the goal of coming to a resolution ultimately on the trade policy issues the U.S. has with China,” Stephen Ezell told the Associated Press.
June 25, 2018
It will increase consumer confidence [and] investor confidence in moving forward in these technologies, Daniel Castro told National Journal.
June 22, 2018
“This ruling ensures that major online businesses cannot operate as virtual sales tax havens, allowing consumers to avoid paying their fair share of sales taxes and unfairly competing with other online and brick-and-mortar retailers,” Daniel Castro said.
June 20, 2018
But the real power of the deal will stem from each carrier’s respective broadband spectrum rights, Doug Brake told Adweek. “It would allow them to leapfrog over the capabilities of both AT&T and Verizon.”
June 18, 2018
The Washington Examiner covered ITIF's report showing that charging higher prices would actually cost the U.S. Postal Service business.
June 13, 2018
“Even if you think you should be taxing richer firms, don’t do it on a size basis,” Rob Atkinson told Christian Science Monitor.