CCIA Recommendations on Negotiating Priorities for U.S-Japan Trade

BY Heather Greenfield
November 26, 2018

Washington — As the U.S. considers its negotiating objectives for a potential U.S.-Japan free trade agreement, the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments today with USTR outlining digital trade priorities.

The comments discuss the needs for an intellectual property chapter that ensures protections for online intermediaries and includes limitations and exceptions necessary for the development of next-generation tech like AI, and the need for a strong digital trade chapter that enables cross-border data flows and provides certainty for U.S. service exporters.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“With the two countries’ shared commitment to enabling innovation in next generation technology, CCIA welcomed the announcement of USTR’s intentions to negotiate a trade agreement with Japan. With the U.S. out of the the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, it remains critical to continue engagement with our Japanese allies to enable trade in the region. USTR should build off the progress made in the recent U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to open up markets for internet and technology exports.”

 

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