The continued growth of the Internet as a global medium for innovation, trade, and commerce is made possible by laws that preserve the vitality of an open and consumer-oriented Internet environment. We support trade policies that promote the free flow of information across borders consistent with the global nature of the Internet. Strong intellectual property policies, limitations and immunities for online intermediaries, and the free flow of cross-border data facilitate a vast market for consumer goods and services at home and abroad.
Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on USTR’s announcement in response to its Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST): “Today USTR made clear that go-it-alone discriminatory digital services taxes are counterproductive in finding long-term international solutions. Discriminatory digital services taxes act as a trade barrier… Read more