The Value of an Expanded Information Technology Agreement
“Inclusive trade” was the theme of last week’s annual WTO Public Forum in Geneva. The recently expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA) represents a good example of an inclusive trade deal given the wide set of beneficiaries involved. The discussion served as a good reminder for the audience that the interests and benefits of free trade positively affect actors beyond the...
The Impact of ITA: the Progress of Today & the Promise of Tomorrow
This past Saturday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) made significant progress toward expanding the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), an accord that has advanced innovation, trade and economic growth around the world for the past 18 years. In today’s rapidly evolving and technology-driven global economy, the expansion of the ITA is a welcome step to ensure IT products continue to be...