News Clips

March 23, 2018
As Roll Call notes, ITIF President Rob Atkinson welcomed the Trump administration’s decision to shed what he called the U.S. “rosy view that it was only a matter of time before China would open its markets and follow international trade rules.” 
March 22, 2018
“If they put the tariff on things that you can’t see, then consumers may say, ‘They’re not putting a tariff on my Ford Escort, or my Maytag refrigerator,’ but they are,” said ITIF President Robert Atkinson told the Associated Press.
March 21, 2018
"If we’re going to hold these content platforms responsible for sex trafficking, why aren’t we holding them more responsible for intellectual property theft?" ITIF’s Daniel Castro told Bloomberg. Castro said making social media platforms liable for users’ misdeeds is like putting the "mayor in jail because there’s crime in the city."
March 21, 2018
“With an iPhone, where China is just the final assembler, most of the value (contributed by China) is just the labour rather than the components themselves,” ITIF’s John Wu told Reuters.
March 21, 2018
"It's really, really good that we have an administration who is finally getting tough with China on their egregious innovation, mercantilist policies like forced tech transfers," ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Los Angeles Times.
March 20, 2018
“This is the price of doing business in China,” ITIF President Rob Atkinson told the Washington Post.
March 19, 2018
Bloomberg cites an ITIF report showing that tariffs on imports of information and communications technology products from China would reduce U.S. investment in innovation and lower productivity growth; tariffs of 10 percent would reduce U.S, output by $163 billion over the next decade, while a 25 percent penalty would curb output by $332 billion over the same period.
March 18, 2018
As noted by the Wall Street Journal, an ITIF report says tariffs on information and communications technology products would lower overall U.S. productivity growth.
March 16, 2018
The Hill covered ITIF’s report showing that tariffs on China’s information and communications technology imports would lead to billions in losses for the U.S. economy.
March 15, 2018
A story for Forbes discusses ITIF’s report showing AI-based technologies will provide a tremendous boost to society and their development should not therefore be slowed down to protect a relatively small number of workers.  Instead, much more should be done to help those people adapt.