The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Will Help Power Technology
Before today’s presidential signing ceremony for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementing legislation (H.R. 5430), I want to take a minute to reflect on the reasons it is a good agreement that will help fuel the digital economy among our three countries. The North America Free Trade Agreement went into effect on January 1, 1994. To […]
USTR Pushes for New Digital Opportunities in Japan, the UK, and the EU
Yesterday, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) informed Congress of its intent to negotiate three separate free trade agreements with Japan, the UK and the EU. Welcome...
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enables the Digital Economy
Minutes before a midnight deadline on October 1, the U.S., Mexico and Canada agreed on a new trade pact to replace the previous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The...
Trade Agenda Gets a Boost
Today, Cisco is pleased that the United States and 11 other countries in the Asia Pacific region concluded negotiation of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. We are eager to review the details of the Agreement when the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) releases the final text in the coming weeks. “TPP represents […]
Statement of Jennifer Sanford on Passage of Trade Package
Congress has now approved a landmark trade package including Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance. This is a significant accomplishment that just a week ago looked in serious doubt. This trade package will give President Obama the ability to conclude negotiations on the TransPacific Partnership; it gives Congress the authority to establish priorities in […]
Statement of Jennifer Sanford on the Introduction of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
In 2002, there was a Battle Royale on trade in Washington. I had the privilege of working with Members of Congress and their staffs on both sides of the political aisle talking about the importance of ensuring that the United States remains a leader in international trade negotiations. We in the tech sector made […]
Shifting Focus in Trade Agreements: Boosting Supply Chain Efficiency to Grow Global GDP
Last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF), in collaboration with the World Bank and Bain & Company, issued the report, “Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities.” The report concluded that reducing supply chain barriers in two key areas – border administration and transportation and telecommunications infrastructure – could increase global GDP up to six times more than total tariff elimination. The WEF paper calls on governments and the private sector to tackle these barriers through coordinated action, something which we here at Cisco strongly support.