IA’s digital trade agenda covers a broad array of policies that will promote and build on the U.S.’s digital success.
Ensuring the free flow of information across borders. Every sector of the economy relies on information flows from manufacturing, to services, to agriculture. Requirements that force U.S. companies to store or process data locally hurt U.S. businesses and threaten the open nature of the internet.
Promoting strong intermediary liability protections. Intermediary liability protections allow online platforms to function and facilitate massive volumes of U.S. exports, especially by small- and medium-sized businesses.
Maintaining a balanced and innovation-oriented copyright framework. The U.S. has a strong and innovation-oriented copyright framework that protects creators’ legitimate rights, enables new innovation, and allows consumers to benefit – including through safe harbors and limitations and exceptions like fair use.
Simplifying and streamlining trade facilitation and customs procedures. Complex laws and policies at foreign borders are putting e-commerce enabled American small businesses at a disadvantage, slowing the speed of delivery, increasing costs, and compromising U.S. competitiveness.