Associations Outline Priorities for Digital Trade Talks Negotiations at WTO

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 27 trade associations in a joint position paper on how countries can leverage the ongoing discussions among members of the  World Trade Organization to better expand digital trade. The paper includes recommendations on how policies on data flows, data storage and liability can facilitate e-commerce and…

CCIA Joins Letter Asking WTO To Continue Progress On E-Commerce Framework

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined organizations representing global companies and entrepreneurs in a letter  urging the World Trade Organization to continue its progress on its ambitious e-commerce framework. The letter notes it is up to countries to clarify and improve the existing framework “around trade facilitation, services, digital trade, transparency and…

WTO Public Forum: Enabling Human Rights and Inclusiveness through Digital Trade

New technologies create novel opportunities for social inclusion and economic growth around the globe yet online freedoms appear to be deteriorating. When does suppression of online rights become a trade barrier? How can digital trade rules better enable human rights, inclusiveness & economic development? Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 13-14:30, Room D, WTO, Geneva The session will…

Internet, innovation at the centre of major WTO event

The WTO public forum is perhaps the most visible result of the WTO’s revised public relations strategy following its tumultuous 1999 Ministerial Conference in Seattle. In recent years, it has become a major event in the international trade agenda as it transformed from a somewhat academic public outreach exercise to a well-attended ‘marketplace of ideas’ where industry, civil society and Governments discuss trade challenges in an open and constructive environment.

CCIA Highlights Report On Trade Implications of WCIT Proposals

Brussels, 28 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes today’s release of a report it commissioned that details how proposals at a diplomatic conference in Dubai next month on Internet control could violate existing international trade obligations. “Whither Global Rules for the Internet? The implications of the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) for…

CCIA’s new Huffington Post column

CCIA President & CEO Ed Black will be blogging regularly on technology policy and telecom policy issues for the Huffington Post. He filed his most recent post on the WTO panel discussion he led last week in Geneva on how we need to enforce existing trade agreements and better protections for Internet freedom into new…