September 21, 2016

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Today the National Association of Manufacturers, the American Farm Bureau, the Coalition of Services Industries, and the Information Technology Industry Council released a letter urging the Administration for the speedy passage of the TPP. You can find the letter here, along with CSI's press release.


September 19, 2016

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The Global Services Coalition released a statement today on the importance of protecting cross-border data flows in TiSA, as trade negotiators meet in Geneva this week to engage in the latest round.


September 9, 2016

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CSI SME Event on Capitol Hill: September 13th! Check out details here.


August 31, 2016

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CSI is looking for interns this fall! To learn more about the internship, please visit the information page. Interested in applying? Send a cover letter and resume to CSI!


August 22, 2016

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On August 10, 2016 CSI joined 45 other US and international business organizations in sending a letter to Chinese Premier LI urging that China, prior to the G20 Summit, take steps to address serious concerns regarding its information communications technology policies.  The letter specifically requests that China address concerns raised by its draft Cybersecurity Law and pending CIRC Provisions on Insurance Informatization regarding broad data residency requirements, trade inhibiting security reviews and requirements for ict products and services, and data retention and sharing and law enforcement assistance requirements. Please view the Chinese version here


July 27, 2016

European privacy regulators have accepted EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, allowing companies in the United States and the European Union to begin self-certification to ease transfers of data to the U.S. starting August 1st. European officials have placed what they call a "moretoreum" on the Shield's challenges, waiting until after Summer 2017 to revisit the agreement. View a brief overview of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.


July 22, 2016

Happy Friday! Small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the U.S. economy, creating jobs and contributing to the majority of U.S. exports. To celebrate SMEs in services, CSI is excited to share an infographic highlighting one great SME, GolfEtail.


July 20, 2016

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On July 18th the United States and the European Union exchanged letters explaining the enhancement of the Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue (FMRD). The FMRD title was formally changed to the Joint EU-U.S. Financial Regulatory Forum, with the operational objective to: "improve transparency, reduce uncertainty, identify potential cross-border implementation issues, work towards avoiding regulatory arbitrage and towards compatibility, as appropriate, of each others' standards, and when relevant, promote domestic implementation consistent with international standards."


July 12, 2016

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Today the Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) announced its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an important step toward defining the new rules for international trade in services in the 21st century. 


July 11, 2016

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This morning the Global Services Coalition released the GSC Joint Statement calling on TiSA negotiators to intensify efforts towards a high ambition agreement.


June 23, 2016

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This past week Christine was invited to speak at the U.S.-Taiwan Business Forum. It was a great chance to talk about services.


June 3, 2016

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Two big things today: CSI is still looking for an intern to join us in the office for 4-6 weeks this summer. We would like someone as soon as possible. This is an unpaid internship but there is a lot of great exposure to the services industry for someone just starting out!

Also, be sure to check out CSI's latest blog post about barriers to services trade!


June 2, 2016

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The ITC recently released a great report on SMEs integrating into global market via e-commerce. Not only is there is a lot of information on SMEs and their growth, but the growth and importance of e-commerce globally. If you're looking for some great data on SMEs and e-commerce, look no further!

CSI President Christine Bliss just came back from CIFTIS 2016 in Beijing, China. Check out her presentations about the importance of digital trade: Services and Digital Trade: Essential Fuel for Economic Growth and APEC and Digital Trade.


June 1, 2016

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Today two letters were sent to Chairman Xiang Junbo at the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC). The first letter was sent from a broad array of associations that highlighted major concerns with CIRC's recent notification of new tech regulations, which do not adequately address industry concerns or provide proper time for industry to provide comments on such regulations. You can read the Chinese version here.

The second letter was sent from the Global Services Coalition, and highlighted similar concerns to those mentioned above.

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