CCIA Welcomes House’s America COMPETES Act, Expresses Concern About Combining It With More Controversial, Harmful Measures

Washington – While CCIA applauds the America COMPETES Act for ensuring that the U.S. tech sector can compete with China by investing in AI, quantum computing, and other emerging technology, the proposal includes concerning language regarding unrelated matters like trademark-infringing goods. The proposal’s attempts to address counterfeits create an untested new IP liability scheme for…

CCIA Warns EU Foreign Subsidies Plan Could Deter Investment Needed for Economic Recovery

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) backs the European Commission’s crackdown on distortive foreign subsidies but fears that the proposal, as it stands, could inadvertently discourage third-country organisations from providing the investment required to help fund Europe’s post-pandemic recovery. In its position paper on the EU Regulation on foreign subsidies,…

CCIA Statement on Canada Moving Forward on Digital Services Tax

Washington — Canada announced this week that it will take steps to implement a digital services tax, as announced by Department of Finance Canada. The Canada tax closely mirrors other unilateral measures pursued by European countries in recent years, which have been subject to trade investigations that found the taxes discriminatory against U.S. tech companies…

CCIA Statement on US, EU Officials Launching Competition Policy Dialogue

Washington — A day after U.S. and EU competition officials met to launch the EU-U.S. Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo criticized two new European initiatives that Raimondo said unfairly target U.S. companies. Raimondo told those gathered for a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event the U.S. had “serious concerns” that Europe’s…

CCIA Joins 10 Associations In Canadian Digital Tax Letter

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 10 trade associations in a letter to U.S. officials  expressing concern with Canada’s planned  digital services tax aimed at U.S. companies. The letter notes that Canada’s tax appears inconsistent with Canada’s participation in the OECD/G20 Two-Pilar Solution and its trade obligations with the United States. CCIA…

CCIA Identifies Tech Industry, Internet Trade Barriers For USTR

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered examples to the U.S. Trade Representative as it prepares its annual report on trade barriers affecting U.S. exporters. The National Trade Estimates (NTE) report, to be released in 2022, provides a  country-by-country overview of trade barriers U.S. companies currently face.  CCIA’s 2021 filing includes restrictions on…

CCIA Response To U.S., European Agreement On The Withdrawal of Digital Taxes

Washington — The U.S. Department of Treasury has released a Joint Statement from the United States, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom regarding a compromise on digital services taxes (DSTs) in light of the October 8 OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework announcement. Under the agreement, the countries will work together to roll back digital taxes…

CCIA Statement As G20 Finance Ministers Endorse Agreement on Global Tax Reform

Washington — G20 Finance Ministers met in Washington DC today and endorsed the new global tax agreement reached by negotiators at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development meeting last week. G20 ministers had tasked the OECD to undertake this broader tax reform initiative initially and today’s endorsement is therefore an important milestone. More than…