Free and open markets have been a core principle of CCIA since it was founded more than 45 years ago. Trade advantages all nations, as they can focus on production of goods and services most suitable to their resources and workforce. The internet contributes to the majority of such services as digital services are increasingly integrated into manufacturing, agriculture, and other traditional U.S. sectors and as internet usage becomes increasingly cloud-based.

Digital trade is threatened by laws and regulations that hinder the further growth and cross-border delivery of Internet services. Internet companies currently face a number of digital trade barriers that include data and infrastructure localization mandates, filtering and blocking, conflicting rules on liability for intermediaries, imbalanced copyright laws, mandated access to secure technologies and weakening of encryption, discriminatory taxes that target the U.S. tech sector, and excessive export control regimes on high-tech products.

CCIA encourages countries to adopt regulatory and legal frameworks that lower barriers to trade and strengthen user trust in digital services. CCIA engages regularly with trade officials in the United States and the European Union and participates in regulatory reviews and public comment processes around the world.

Most Recent Statements & Filings:

CCIA Industry Welcomes Bipartisan Warning to Lighthizer, Administration on French Digital Services Tax

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association commends Representatives Suzan DelBene and Darin LaHood, co-chairs of the Congressional Digital Trade Caucus, for calling upon the U.S. Administration to take “prompt and targeted action” in response to France’s Digital Services Tax. The letter echoes remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer at today’s House Ways &…

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Tech Industry Offers Recommendations Ahead of G20 Trade & Digital Ministers Meeting

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association released a statement, along with other industry associations today, offering recommendations for the members of the G20 ahead of the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial taking place on June 8-9 in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. For this year’s G20 Meeting of the Digital Economy Ministers, the Japanese Presidency focused…

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