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
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.
The Internet infrastructure industry faces a diverse set of serious issues regarding security, safety, and privacy. To address these issues, we need to learn from and cooperate with each other along with other like-minded organizations who understand the nuts and bolts of the Internet. The i2Coalition’s Best Practices Initiative has long endeavored to facilitate important […]
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (the “i2Coalition”) headed an effort to draft a set of common principles to serve as a baseline for how VPN providers should operate, which culminated in the VPN Trust Initiative (VTI) Principles, which launched September 29, 2020. The VTI Principles aim to offer a comprehensive set of best practices for VPN […]
Your brief update on important Internet policy issues OUTLOOK Biden Presidency & 117th Congress Soon after his January 20 inauguration, President Biden focused on taking executive action on a number of priority issues and refining a strategy for gaining swift Congressional approval of his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation (i.e., the “American Rescue Plan”). During […]
Find out how to replace outdated language that could be found offensive in this guest post from Reg Levy (i2Coalition DII Co-Chair & Head of Compliance at Tucows) and Tim Smith (General Manager, CIPA) There is mounting concern and interest in addressing longstanding and outdated terminology that has historically been used broadly across industries and communities […]
Your brief update on Internet policy issues OUTLOOK Biden Presidency & New 117th Congress. The United States transitioned Presidential power from Donald Trump to Joseph Biden on Inauguration Day, January 20, in Washington, DC. Breaking with tradition, President Trump, who was impeached on January 13 by the U.S. House a second time (with 10 Republicans […]
The i2Coalition 2020 Annual Report highlights the successes we accomplished in collaboration with our member companies over the course of a strange and eventful year. Our role as the voice of the Internet’s infrastructure has never been so important, as the central policy issues we deal with have been pushed to the forefront of a […]
Summary: In 2021, Jane Shih (Endurance International Group) will be Board Chair, and Graeme Bunton (Tucows) will be Board Chair-Elect. The i2Coalition also welcomes new Board Members Erica Fox (Cloudflare) and Tom Okman (Nord Security). Jane Shih and James Bladel (GoDaddy) have been elected to new board terms. Harold Li (ExpressVPN) has been named Chair […]
The i2Coalition’s VPN Trust Initiative Issues Statement on Takedown of VPN Services Aimed at Criminals
Summary: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) provide Internet users with important privacy and security protections against cybercrime. In light of a recent takedown of three VPN services aimed at criminals, the i2Coalition and its VPN Trust Initiative stand united with authorities against cybercrime and those who seek to use legitimate technologies and services for malicious ends. […]
OUTLOOK Presidential Transition. On December 14 the Electoral College formally confirmed that Joseph Biden will be the next President of the United States, giving him a solid electoral majority of 306 votes to ratify his victory in the November election. While its official start was initially delayed, the Biden transition is now fully operational and […]