ITIF's Center for Data Innovation responded to the European Commission's call for feedback on its proposals to adapt product liability rules to the digital age.
Testimonies & Filings
July 1, 2021
Comments to the FTC on Whether to Rescind Its 2015 Policy Statement on ‘Unfair Methods of Competition’
The FTC has a mandate to determine unfair methods of competition, but the rapidly changing nature of today’s markets should not lead to the FTC adopting precautionary ex-ante rules. The FTC must preserve the dynamic process of creative destruction, not preemptively inhibit it.
June 25, 2021
In comments to the FTC, Aurelien Portuese remarks that there is no need to radically alter antitrust doctrines and law. However, there are some actionable steps relevant to attain the stated objectives of incentivizing pharmaceutical innovation while controlling drug price increases.
June 24, 2021
Comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission Regarding Foreign Censorship and Its Impact on U.S. Businesses
Censorship is becoming a growing non-tariff barrier to trade. A lot is at stake for the United States, because it is the world leader in the services that make up the digital economy and in the creative sectors that produce movies, TV shows, video games, e-books, and other content.
May 19, 2021
The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) calling for CBP and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to enforce the requirement that 100 percent of international mail shipments have advance electronic data (AED).
April 29, 2021
ITIF filed comments supporting efforts to accelerate open wireless equipment, but cautioned against too prescriptive an approach or assuming how open radio architectures will evolve.
April 15, 2021
Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Regarding China’s Cloud Computing Market
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.
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.