2017 News Releases

Jun29

June 29, 2017

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This morning, CSI President Christine Bliss gave remarks on NAFTA modernization to the U.S. International Trade Commission, which can be found here.

CSI's full written comments can also be found here.

Jun29

June 29, 2017

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In a statement today, the Coalition of Services Industries highlights NAFTA's successes, and urges the Trump Administration to do no harm to existing benefits in modernization.

Jun27

June 27, 2017

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Inside U.S. Trade picks up CSI comments to USTR on NAFTA modernization - link to story.

Jun20

June 20, 2017

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This April, Sherry M. Stephenson, a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) published a series of papers on the pivotal role of services across the modern U.S. economy, explaining how services spur competitiveness, examining the links between services and efficient manufacturing, and revealing the importance of services to enabling small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow and succeed.

The papers and executive summaries to each of the papers are available below:

Services and American Competitiveness - Executive Summary

The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the U.S. Economy - Executive Summary 

Services Promote the Competitiveness of U.S. SMEs - Executive Summary

May18

May 18, 2017

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Today, the Coalition of Services Industries released a statement on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

May15

May 15, 2017

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The Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) congratulates Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on his swearing-in as the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Our full statement can be found here.

May10

May 10, 2017

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Last week, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) published the study "Advancing Sustainable Development Through Services Regulation,"  examining regulatory intervention and how appropriate services regulation might contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The paper then discusses the relationship between services and domestic regulation, and presents ways to evaluate the impact of restrictive regulation of services.

May05

May 5, 2017

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Last week, Christine Bliss's article, "A Global Upgrade for Trade in Services," was featured on tradevistas, a joint initiative from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Hinrich Foundation. 

Apr19

April 19, 2017

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Today CSI submitted written testimony for the US International Trade Commission's investigation on Global Digital Trade Barriers and Opportunities. 

Apr13

April 13, 2017

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CSI announces the addition of three new senior staff in a press release.

Mar07

March 7, 2017

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Today, the Asia Society Policy Institute released a report recommending the course for trade in the Asia Pacific region, highlighting the growing importance of trade in services and the growth of digital trade. Here are links to the executive summary and full report.

Feb27

February 27, 2017

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In January, eBay released a new report that revealed a significantly more geographically inclusive spread of new enterprise formation on eBay compared to the brick and mortar economy during the 2010-14 recovery.  These findings point toward Internet-enabled small business growth as a force for economic dynamism and inclusive economic growth that are potentially countering the trends in the traditional economy over the past three recoveries.

Find the full report here.

Feb24

February 24, 2017

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The Chamber of Commerce released a very useful new study this week estimating the job and GDP impact globally (and for EU, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam and Nigeria) of full liberalization of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services. The study estimates a positive ICT services legal and regulatory environment could add $1.72 trillion to global GDP and the creation of 23.04 million new jobs globally.

A link to the Commerce study can be found here.

Feb24

February 24, 2017

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Last November the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) released a paper on the opportunities and challenges, and policy implications of the Internet of Things (IoT). As the IoT continues to grow and expand more broadly, it brings new benefits to individuals, the economy, and society. Find the full report here

Feb15

February 15, 2017

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Today, the European Union Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. CETA will take provisional effect after approval by the Canadian Senate, which is expected within weeks. (See article.)

The text of the agreement can be found by chapter and in full.  

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