Foreign predatory economic practices harm the U.S. economy. In testimony before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee, Rob Atkinson outlines how the U.S. government should respond.
Testimonies & Filings
May 9, 2018
May 2, 2018
Automation can deliver strong benefits to society in the form of lower costs and increased safety, so regulators should encourage the development of this new technology while adhering to key principles for protecting public safety.
April 25, 2018
Letter to the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) Regarding Net Neutrality Guidelines
BEREC should reevaluate its net neutrality guidelines to ensure the continued functioning of the Internet ecosystem as an engine of innovation.
April 25, 2018
All companies face cybersecurity challenges, but few small businesses take even basic steps to protect themselves. Congress should take steps to bring them up to par.
April 10, 2018
Australia’s economic and trade policy strategies will need to reflect the emerging set of behind-the-border digital trade barriers that countries are enacting in an attempt to give their local firms an unfair advantage.
April 7, 2018
ITIF submitted comments to the FTC's request for public comments related to the March 7, 2018 public workshop examining the contact lens marketplace and analyzing proposed changes to the contact lens rule.
April 2, 2018
ITIF submitted comments in response to the Trump administration’s request for comment on the development of a new National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. ITIF commends the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Trump administration for doing so because manufacturing matters immensely to the U.S. economy. Manufacturing remains a key provider of high-wage jobs and supports a significant number of jobs in downstream industries.
March 29, 2018
It is imperative that the United States do more to identify, analyze, and respond to the growing number of countries which are enacting unfair and discriminatory policies that target U.S. ICT firms. The U.S.’s position as a world leader in many high-tech sectors will be undermined if these modern trade barriers continue to spread.
March 8, 2018
Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Next-Generation Connectivity
In testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, ITIF Director of Telecom Policy Doug Brake encouraged the continued reliance on the competitive private sector to deploy 5G networks and address supply chain security concerns through ongoing review as a component of a broader strategy to guide China to a rule-of-law, market driven framework on trade and intellectual property.
February 27, 2018
Comments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Proposed Anti-Piracy Rules
Blocking websites that peddle pirated content is an effective and beneficial policy, ITIF argues in comments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.