date icon November 12, 2018

Letter Calling on USTR To Include Digital Trade in Japan EU UK FTAs

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IA led a broad coalition of trade associations to call on USTR to make digital trade a priority in the upcoming FTAs with the European Union (EU), Japan, and the United Kingdom (UK). Strong digital trade outcomes in each of these FTAs will help counter these growing restrictions on U.S. trade and set examples for other countries developing their own digital trade rules. Without strong digital chapters, the administration would miss an opportunity with three of our most important trading partners.

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