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ITIF provides policy expertise to governments around the world, frequently testifying and filing public comments for official hearings, inquiries, and regulatory proceedings.

September 20, 2023

Testimony to the U.S. House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade Regarding Reforming the Generalized System of Preferences to Safeguard U.S. Supply Chains and Combat China

Recent administrations have not done enough to ensure GSP beneficiaries play fair in digital trade. To ensure the GSP program remains relevant in supporting modern U.S. trade, Congress should add explicit criteria defining what constitutes a digital trade barrier.

September 18, 2023

Comments to the Justice Department and FTC Regarding Draft Merger Guidelines

Not only are the proposed concentration thresholds in irreconcilable tension with the economic evidence surrounding the relationship between market structure and innovation, but established antitrust law counsels against the use of a structural presumption to satisfy the government’s prima facie burden in markets characterized by Schumpeterian competition.

September 14, 2023

Letter to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Regarding the Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor Market

The success of virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPDs) is evidence that those regulations are not necessary to facilitate the business arrangements that produce and distribute content that consumers value. At the same time, traditional cable business models are shifting, transitioning to greater broadband and IP-based video as opposed to old-fashioned MVPD models.

September 12, 2023

Comments to the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security on “The Need for Transparency in AI”

The biggest risk to consumers is that the myriad opportunities AI offers will not be translated into all the areas where they can make a positive difference in people’s lives.

August 18, 2023

Comments to the National Institutes of Health on “Maximizing NIH’s Levers to Catalyze Technology Transfer”

The technology-transfer regime the United States has implemented over the past four decades, largely as enabled through the Bayh-Dole Act, has been tremendously effective in stimulating innovation, especially in the life sciences. While all such processes should be continuously streamlined or tweaked where improvement is possible, the current system does not need serious modification or reform.

August 17, 2023

Comments to the FCC Regarding Revising Spectrum Sharing Rules for Non-Geostationary Orbit, Fixed-Satellite Service Systems

The NGSO space economy is primed to take its place as a substantial contributor to broadband connectivity and other services. The Commission’s decisions in this proceeding will have durable impacts on the development of the space and broadband marketplace, so it must focus on setting a workable backdrop for coordination and negotiation that promotes productive use of satellite spectrum.

August 1, 2023

Comments to the NTIA Regarding the Ongoing Internet Use Survey

Since households that are still offline are, by definition, unable to be reached through standard methods, flexible, data-driven approaches that target solutions to remaining barriers to connectivity are key to closing the digital divide.

July 24, 2023

Comments to the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations at DOE Regarding Use of Demand-side Support for H2Hubs

Compared to grey hydrogen, clean hydrogen is significantly more costly—about three times for blue hydrogen and six times for green hydrogen. Demand-side support can help accelerate development and reach Nth-of-a-kind stages, supporting DOE’s mission by providing a predictable commercial market for clean hydrogen.

July 18, 2023

Comments to the USTR Regarding the Work of the North American Competitiveness Committee

North American governments need to coordinate and enact an ambitious and coordinated series of trade, technology, and innovation policies, while rolling back existing protectionist policies that impede deeper integration.

July 11, 2023

Comments to the OSTP Regarding National Priorities For Artificial Intelligence

A national AI strategy is necessary to bolster U.S. competitiveness, strengthen national security, and maximize the societal benefits that the country could derive from AI.

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