2014 News Releases

Dec17

December 17, 2014

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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative placed a notice in the Federal Register today seeking public comments on Uruguay's inclusion in the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations. Comments are due by January 20, 2015. 

Also today, CSI and thirteen other organizations sent a letter to Vice Premier Wang Yang of China via MOFCOM pledging support to the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty currently under negotiation. 

Dec16

December 16, 2014

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CSI is looking for a part-time intern for the winter semester of January - May, 2015. For more information, please visit our internship webpage

Nov26

November 26, 2014

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Yesterday four members of Congress, including Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter to the European Parliament expressing how important digital trade is between the United States and the European Union. The TTIP provides the opportunity to address trade barriers to digital trade, among other economic sectors, between two of the largest trading partners in the world. 

Nov06

November 6, 2014

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Today the Trade Benefits America Coalition released a fact sheet which highlights the importance of U.S. trade with the Asia-Pacific. The information comes when the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meets this week in Beijing. 

You can also find the fact sheet under Services Issue. 

Oct31

October 31, 2014

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Today 55 members of Congress sent a letter to Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, urging him to include "strong, binding obligations" in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to ensure markets are open to digital trade. The letter pressed on the importance of cross-border data flows in international trade, citing that global spending on information technology and services has reached nearly $4 trillion. You can read the letter here. 

Oct28

October 28, 2014

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The free flow of data is essential in the every day practice of business around the globe. Last week two letters expressing the importance of cross border data flows were sent from members of Congress. Representative Lee Terry, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, along with Representative Peter Welch sent a letter to Secretary Pritzker and Ambassador Froman supporting "principles which prohibit protectionist policies" in the TPP, TTIP, and the TiSA. 

In addition, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Committee on Science, Commerce, and Transportation, along with Senator Hatch and Senator Thune sent a letter to Ambassador Froman expressing the need for the TPP to protect cross border data flows. 

 

Oct15

October 15, 2014

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Today CSI, along with 39 other associations from around the world, sent a statement to TPP trade ministers and chief negotiators highlighting how important the use of cross border data flows is to businesses, both big and small. 

Sep23

September 23, 2014

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UPDATE: El Coalicion Mexicana de Servicios recently joined their support to the GSC position paper which came out last week. You can read the entire document here.

Today the Global Services Coalition (GSC), comprised of services associations around the world, vocalized its support for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) currently being negotiated in Geneva by 50 parties. You can read the full statement here.

 

Sep12

September 12, 2014

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Yesterday the U.S. International Trade Commission released the second half of its report entitled Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies. This study reveals digital trade's increased productivity and lower trade costs have boosted U.S. GDP by $500-700 billion. However, the Commission's analysis shows foreign trade barriers have "discernible" effects on U.S. digital trade. Eliminating these trade barriers would boost U.S. GDP by $16-40 billion.   

Sep02

September 2, 2014

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The Swedish National Board of Trade released their latest report this week entitled "Making Green Trade Happen". This report not only highlights the prominence of services in green trade, but the importance of "indispensable services". Making Green Trade Happen demonstrates how important services are as facilitators, particularly in goods trade. Without services customers would not demand the good or the good would not operate. We thank our friends at the National Board of Trade for putting a spotlight on services!

Jul31

July 31, 2014

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CSI was disappointed to learn the World Trade Organization (WTO) was not able to reach an agreement to the Protocol of Amendments for the Trade Facilitation Agreement in Geneva today. You can read the press release here

Jul15

July 16, 2014

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CSI, along with several other international business associations released a statement urging the G20 Trade Ministers to fight against forced localization policies. You can download the statement here.

Jul07

July 8, 2014

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Today CSI joined the Coalition for Green Trade, a broad group of businesses who are seeking to remove barriers to global trade in environmental technologies. To learn more about the Coalition for Green Trade, please view the launch press release as well the global business letter signed by all Coalition members. 

 
Jul01

July 1, 2014

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CSI is excited to open registration for the 2014 Global Services Summit! This year's theme is "Building the Future of Services". Register today for Summit, which will be held on September 30th, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington D.C. 

Jun24

June 25, 2014

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CSI, along with several other international business associations, signed a letter today urging the Indonesian Financial Services Authority to comply with Indonesia's commitments in the General Trade in Services Agreement (GATS), most notably in regards to its commitment to provide equal participation of internationally active reinsurers in the Indonesian market. You can view the letter here

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