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Trade

International trade plays a vital role in the consumer tech sector and the U.S. economy. As Congress looks to renegotiate and/or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) it must consider the economic impact their decisions have on American jobs and companies.

As trade policy evolves, Congress can address trade barriers that pose disproportionate challenges to businesses, such as:

  • high taxes on products;

  • overly complex trade paperwork;

  • corruption, customs “red tape”;

  • restrictions on internet data flows;

  • weak logistics services that raise cost;

  • slow delivery of small shipments; and

  • weak protections on patents, trademarks and copyrights. 

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