digital technologies and trade
Information Technology Agreement
The Information Technology Agreement (ITA), signed in December 1996, aims to eliminate all import duties and other charges on information technology products. In 2015, it was expanded to cover over 200 more products.
Information Technology Agreement (ITA)
Over 80 WTO members are participating in the ITA, which covers the following product categories: computers; semiconductors; semiconductor manufacturing equipment; telecommunication apparatus; instruments; data-storage media and software; and parts and accessories.
The ITA Expansion (ITA 2) Agreement, endorsed in 2015, further expanded the ITA's product coverage to medical equipment and other IT-enabled products. Both the ITA and ITA 2 agreements have facilitated the use of IT technologies, increased productivity and spurred the creation of IT-enabled industries and services by lowering the cost of communication networks and IT equipment.
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