CCIA Praises House Resolution Denouncing Digital Taxes Aimed At U.S. Companies

BY Heather Greenfield
September 1, 2020

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association commends members of Congress for taking a stand against countries enacting new digital taxes aimed at U.S. tech companies. Today Representatives Ron Estes, R-Kan. and Dan Kildee, D-Mich. introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives condemning digital services taxes.  The resolution supports U.S. actions taken and further “calls on all other countries to cease and desist from implementing any DST, and to immediately stop unfairly targeting United States companies.”

CCIA has testified before USTR multiple times on the impact of these discriminatory taxes.  Most recently, CCIA detailed its concerns in a filing supporting USTR’s new Section 301 investigation into various digital taxes. 

The following can be attributed to CCIA President Matt Schruers:

“As some countries continue to pursue taxes unfairly targeting U.S. digital companies, bipartisan opposition from Congress and scrutiny from the Administration has sent the message that the United States will respond to discrimination against its exporters.  CCIA commends the resolution’s sponsors for standing up against unfair taxes.”

Related Articles

CCIA Weighs In On European Commission Request For Input On Trade Strategy

Nov 16, 2020

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the European Commission as it crafts a trade strategy for the digital age. The EC consultancy is an opportunity to accelerate the digital transformation of Europe’s trade policies. CCIA encouraged the EU “to pursue an ambitious trade agenda that includes the strengthening of the…

CCIA Details Success of U.S. Free Trade Agreements to U.S. International Trade Commission

Nov 6, 2020

Washington – The International Trade Commission is currently preparing a report on the economic impact of various U.S. free trade agreements. The Computer & Communications filed comments Friday explaining how free trade agreements have shown steady improvements in provisions to help expand digitally-enabled trade, which is the fastest growing sector in trade in services. Last…

CCIA Identifies Trade Barriers For Internet and Technology Services to USTR

Oct 29, 2020

Washington — U.S. Internet and technology services continue to face rising trade barriers in foreign markets around the world. The Computer & Communications Industry Association detailed examples of these growing digital trade barriers in response to trade officials’ annual request for comments. USTR will issue its National Trade Estimates (NTE) report Spring 2021 that identifies…