We seek business clarity on digital trade and the preservation of open markets.
Global trade meant the exchange of physical goods like steel and lumber for decades, but now more of these goods are digital.
In 2016, U.S. exports of ICT-enabled service exports, not including digital goods, totaled $404 billion. (Source: U.S. International Trade Commission, Global Digital Trade 1: Market Opportunities and Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, Publication Number: 4716, Investigation Number: 332-561, August 2017) The U.S. had a trade digitally-enabled service surplus with Europe of $74 billion with $185 billion of exports and $111 billion in imports.
Internet infrastructure services have created unparalleled access to goods, information, and services, providing a level playing field for businesses around the world to access global markets. (Source: Pg 25, AmCham, “EU THE TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMY 2018 – Annual Survey of Jobs, Trade and Investment between the United States and Europe”)
Recent Updates On Trade Policy
Your brief monthly update on important Internet policy issues OUTLOOK President Biden returned in mid-June from his first major overseas trip to Europe focused on negotiating with Congress on a bipartisan deal for traditional infrastructure investments as part of his two-part economic recovery plan. Some influential support has grown in the Senate (a core bipartisan […]
Founded in 2007, PureVPN is a very well-known and respected commercial VPNs on the market. It’s also one of the newest members of i2Coalition and its VPN Trust Initiative. We had a chance to ask a few questions to this innovative VPN provider on how the pandemic has impacted VPN use, which locations on its massive […]
The merger of The Domain Name Association (The DNA) and i2Coalition was announced in July, and the combined organizations have been able to make some amazing strides in this relatively short period. Here’s a short tour of some of this latest evolution of The DNA: New Logo Based on feedback from The DNA, we reworked […]
i2Coalition Announces Best Practices Speaker Series on Anti-Phishing, Malware and Spam Mitigation: June 23, 2021
i2Coalition is excited to announce Q2 of the Best Practices Speaker Series on June 23rd at 12:00PM-1:30PM EST/4:00PM-5:30PM UTC. We launched our first ever Best Practices Speaker Series in January 2021, which focused on the Internet’s Trust and Safety in the DNS. The event was a success and very well received. We are now focusing […]
Your brief monthly update on important Internet policy issues OUTLOOK President Biden seeks to advance the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan both in bipartisan negotiation meetings with members of the House and Senate, and in travels by him and Administration officials around the country reaching out to citizens. They continue the promotion of the Administration’s $2+ trillion […]
Every year, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) honors people who have made outstanding contributions to the Internet ecosystem. This year, we’re celebrating the achievements of Ben Butler and Karl Zimmerman posthumously. Register now for this event which will take place over Zoom on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 from 1pm to 2:30pm EDT / 5pm to […]
In this member spotlight, find out how the registry behind the .ORG domain manages one of the top Internet domains, provides resources to support mission-driven organizations in the online world, and how being part of i2Coalition helps our collective mission of building a better Internet. In 2002, the Internet Society (ISOC) had just won the […]
Your brief update on important Internet policy issues OUTLOOK The Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats are focused on passing the President’s American Jobs Plan which was announced on March 31, 2021. The $2+ trillion plan seeks to create jobs through multiple initiatives, including the rebuild and modernization of traditional physical transportation infrastructure (e.g., roads, highways, […]
The i2Coalition’s VPN Trust Initiative Partners with the ioXt Alliance for VPN Security Certification
As our world continues to operate in predominantly remote environments – for school, work and even leisure – security and privacy remains top of mind for consumers, devices manufacturers, app developers and other relevant stakeholders. Since we are more connected than ever, and there is no signs of that slowing down anytime soon, people and […]
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) sent the following congratulatory message to the Ambassador Katherine Tai on her confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative. Our organization looks forward to working with Tai and her staff to help shape U.S. trade policies that support innovation, strengthen technology infrastructure, and expand the digital economy and opportunity for all. The […]
Your brief update on important Internet policy issues OUTLOOK Following the House (220-211) and Senate (50-49) party-line votes to pass the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and its enactment into law on March 11, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and other Administration officials launched major public outreach efforts in the states to educate […]
In this member spotlight, Sharktech’s CEO talks about how the company came up with DDoS protection, how consumers want choice rather than lock-in, what it means to join the i2Coalition, and more.