U.S. leadership in cloud computing depends on having fair access to global markets. But the Chinese Communist Party has targeted the sector with a suite of protectionist measures that are helping its local champions improve their capabilities, competitive position, and global operations.
Testimonies & Filings
April 15, 2021
Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Regarding China’s Cloud Computing Market
March 23, 2021
ITIF commends NIST for taking steps to codify the clearly proscribed and intentionally limited intent and parameters of march-in rights as they pertain to the Bayh-Dole Act.
March 3, 2021
Letter to House and Senate Transportation Committee Leaders Regarding a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Tax
ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson and other former members of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission believe now is the time for Congress to take the next steps to transitioning the federal surface transportation funding system away from the fuel tax and toward a VMT.
February 25, 2021
ITIF argued innovation is critical to combat climate change, making three core points: First, greater federal investment in innovation is essential to address climate change and boost U.S. competitiveness in clean energy. Second, prioritize funding to RD&D and deployment programs around 10 critical decarbonization needs. Third, diversify the innovation portfolio to maximize the effectiveness of federal investments.
February 16, 2021
ITIF filed comments supporting an expansion of the E-Rate program to help address the homework gap during the pandemic.
February 11, 2021
ITIF filed comments advising the Commission not to introduce such a tax. ITIF explained the many reasons why the planned digital levy is a misguided recommendation, and urged the Commission pursue a more reasonable path:
February 11, 2021
ITIF submitted comments to the FCC supporting proposed rule changes to streamline limited pre-sale marketing and importing of radio devices consistent with today’s dynamic market.
February 8, 2021
The DGA is a positive step forward in outlining a framework to enhance data sharing in the EU and promote data-driven innovation, however further clarification will be necessary to ensure data protection and competition laws do not prevent firms from sharing data, to safeguard trade with non-EU countries, and to prevent the public sector from charging excessive fees for data access.
February 4, 2021
The Center for Data Innovation welcomes the goals of the EHDS initiative and agrees that adopting measures to enable better data exchange will facilitate artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled healthcare applications in the EU and allow firms to pursue economies of scale across EU markets.
January 29, 2021
Organizational efficiencies should not be an opportunity to enforce precautionary measures in innovation markets.