Pursuing an ITA-3 to Bolster Global Economic Growth and Opportunity

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:30

The Information Technology Agreement (ITA), through its initial launch in 1996 and 2015 expansion, has proven one of the World Trade Organization’s most successful plurilateral trade agreements. The ITA has played a catalytic role in expanding trade in and lowering the prices of the information and communications technology (ICT) goods, including semiconductors, powering the modern global digital economy as well as giving rise to the emergence of global value chains for ICT production. Yet technologies continue to evolve, and now ICTs are found at the core of an ever-increasing range of products, from the industrial robots and 3D printers driving the global smart manufacturing revolution to medical devices and diagnostic equipment improving personal health, to energy-efficient technologies like storage batteries and smart meters that are reducing CO2 emissions and helping the environment. As such, it’s time to pursue an ITA-3 expansion that would bring over 250 new products into the ITA.

Please join ITIF and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) for a webinar releasing a new report showing how ITA-3 expansion can bring significant benefits to global and individual economies alike.

Speakers 

 

Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Jun Nakaya
Chairperson, Trade Policy Committee
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Panelist
Magnus Nordéus
Corporate Head of Trade Compliance
Ericsson Group
Panelist
John Neuffer
President and CEO
Semiconductor Industry Association
Moderator