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USTR Focus on Telecommunications and E-Commerce

The Telecommunications and E-Commerce section covers trade policy issues that affect U.S. business interests related to telecommunications equipment and services, computer and related services, and electronic commerce. 


The U.S. is a global leader in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector, exporting annually approximately $125 billion in ICT equipment and services, according to the Digital Economy 2003 report published by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA).  Liberalized trade in this sector, therefore, is essential not only to growth of the U.S. economy, but is also important for global economic development, as the use of ICTs increases countries’ abilities to promote innovation, improve productivity, and lower transaction costs.

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Selection Telecom Services in the WTO
Selection 2005 Revised U.S. Services Offer
Selection Computer & Related Services in the WTO
Selection E-Commerce in the WTO
Selection Agreement with Japan Addressing EMC Conformity Assessment - U.S. Letter
Selection Agreement with Japan Addressing EMC Conformity Assessment - Japan Response
Selection Agreement on Mutual Recognition of the Results of Conformity Assessment Procedures between the United States and Japan
Selection Telecommunications FTA Chapters
Selection Section 1377 Review
Selection E-Commerce FTA Chapters
Selection APEC Digital Trade Agenda
Selection Telecommunications Press Releases
Selection Telecommunications Fact Sheets

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