International Trade Commission Institutes Second and Third Parts of Digital Trade Investigation
May 10, 2017
On May 2, 2017, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) instituted the second and third phases of its three-part investigation of digital trade’s effects upon various facets of the world economy, its potential applications, and the extent to which it is helped or hindered by foreign policies. These investigations were requested on January 13, 2017 by former USTR, Michael Froman and will update information compiled in the ITC’s earlier two-part report, Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economics (July 2013 and August 2014)
The ITC has expressed its intent to solicit public comment regarding either the second or third phase of the investigation, as well as announced that a public hearing will take place in the spring of 2018. Deadlines for participation requests and comments will be published in the Federal Register at a later time.