The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (the “i2Coalition”) welcomes the digital chapter found in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the successor to NAFTA.
In regards to USMCA, David Snead, co-founder and policy working group chair of the i2Coalition, made the following statement:
“The digital provisions of the USMCA provide a vital foundation for robust e-commerce. The intermediary liability provisions for copyright and other user generated content harmonize the agreement with US law and will require changes to Mexican laws that currently hold internet infrastructure providers liable for the actions of users.
“The prohibition on the imposition of customs duties and other similar measures on digital products that are distributed electronically will ensure continued economic growth and innovation in North America and worldwide.
“Likewise, the provisions that limit mandatory disclosure of source code and prohibit data localization are key to vigorous online commerce and innovation. To the extent that this agreement forms the template for future U.S. trade agreements, the future looks promising.”
The i2Coalition is the voice of those businesses who build the internet. We represent cloud providers, data centers, domain registrars, registries, web hosts, payment processors, software developers and other foundational Internet enterprises.
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