Telecom & E-Commerce

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

The U.S. is a global leader in the information and communication technologies services sectors, with exports and foreign-affiliate sales totaling nearly $300 billion in 2016.

Greater trade in this sector will help to grow the U.S. economy, and promote global economic development as the use of information and communication technologies increases countries' abilities to promote innovation, to improve productivity, and to lower transaction costs.