Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / USTR forms Digital Trade Working Group
USTR forms Digital Trade Working Group
23
Jul '16
The United stated today announced the creation of a Digital Trade Working Group that will serve as a “Rapid Response” team to identify and combat barriers to digital trade and promote sound policies to advance global e-commerce.

The Digital Trade Working Group, created within the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, (USTR) will work to address barriers to digital trade to promote the digital economy through a free and open Internet and commerce without borders.

It is led by Ambassador Robert Holleyman and comprises USTR staff with expertise in e-commerce, telecommunications, services, intellectual property, innovation, and industrial competitiveness, a USTR release said.

Making the announcement the US Trade Representative, Mr Michael Froman said “The Internet and digital technologies have a profound and positive impact on the U.S. economy, and it is important that barriers to trade and digital protectionism are monitored and addressed.”

Alongside the TPP, the first trade agreement to comprehensively address issues of the digital economy, the Digital Trade Working Group is an important resource to help the United States maintain its 'digital trade surplus,' and allow companies and workers in every sector of the U.S. economy to use the Internet to deliver innovative, American-made products and services abroad, he said.

The Digital Trade Working Group has been established to develop policy responses to existing and emerging barriers to digital trade across the world. It will closely examine barriers to cloud computing, platform services, and the trade in digital products, as well as coordinate the negotiation and implementation of digital trade provisions bilaterally and across on-going and completed negotiations including the Trans Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trade in Services Agreement.

The Working Group will also develop strategies for engagement in multilateral fora, including the WTO, APEC, G-20, and G-7 to support both an expansion in digital trade and the adoption of US' existing array of digital-trade-promoting rules more broadly, the release said. (SH).

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

India may impose duty on elastomeric filament yarn

The Government of India is likely to impose anti-dumping duty on...

Courtesy: Lee Cooper

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Mar 2017

CCI clears FLFL proposal to divest Lee Cooper

The Competition Commission (CCI) of India has approved the proposal...

Textiles | On 28th Mar 2017

Bardoli CEFC to benefit south Gujarat MSMEs

India’s first common engineering facility centre (CEFC) at Bardoli,...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search