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February 8, 2024

Announcing WCIT’s Expanded Trade Dashboard

WCIT’s expanded Northwest International Trade Dashboard, which provides quarterly reporting on key trade indicators for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This reflects our region’s deep integration and collective strength in the global trade arena.

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December 6, 2023

The U.S. Must Resume Digital Trade Negotiations

WCIT expresses deep concern over the recent decision by the U.S. to withdraw from digital trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This move, which U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said aims to provide Congress with room to regulate big tech firms, has significant implications for the economy, both in the Northwest and throughout the United States.

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December 4, 2023

WCIT Calls on USTR to Oppose Canada’s Proposed Digital Services Tax

With the Canadian government’s push to unilaterally implement a digital services tax (DST) that discriminates against American companies because of their leadership in innovating and delivering digital services, WCIT urges the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to work to ensure a fair and level playing field for technology companies operating in the U.S. and Canada.

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December 2, 2023

The WTO Should Not Expand TRIPS Waivers

We stand at a critical juncture in international trade and intellectual property rights as the WTO considers expanding TRIPS waivers to COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics. This would expand the waiver already in place for COVID-19 vaccines – repeating their initial mistake.

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October 17, 2023

2023 WCIT Fly-In Recap

Every year, Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) members and staff travel to Washington, D.C., to meet in person with members of Congress, the Administration, and trade policy experts. Our goals are to: Deliver a message of the importance of international trade to the economy in the Northwest and what …

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