Digital Trade

Statement on Senate USMCA Vote

Share this post:

Today, the Senate votes on the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). Below is IBM’s statement calling on the Senate to pass USMCA.

Statement on US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement Vote in the Senate
IBM calls on members of the Senate to vote in favor of the USMCA today. We appreciate Senate leadership championing the agreement’s strong digital trade provisions, which are critical to innovation, economic growth and job creation in the North American economy.

Importantly, the USMCA reflects the 21st Century economy that increasingly depends on the secure flow of data between countries as well as the flow of goods. The agreement’s digital trade chapter will protect American global competitiveness by ensuring the free flow of data across borders and limiting requirements to localize data. These provisions – and many others – set a new global standard in digital trade that will help companies and citizens put data to work for economic growth.
– Christopher Padilla, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs, IBM

More Digital Trade stories

IBM Statement on Signing of USMCA Legislation

IBM today welcomed the signing of legislation to enact the USMCA trade deal, calling it a "model for all trade agreements."

Continue reading

Letter to House of Representatives on USMCA Vote

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), and IBM sent a letter to all members of Congress calling on them to vote in support of its passage.

Continue reading

Statement on the Indian Data Protection Bill

The conversation surrounding data protection is a global one. Given India’s globally established strength in the IT sector and constitutional provision of privacy as a fundamental right, a forward-looking data protection regime is essential.

Continue reading