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The Dynamic Gains From Free Digital Trade

216 Hart Senate Office Building

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WASHINGTON, DC—Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) today announced that the Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in room 216 Hart Senate Office Building. The hearing will explore the importance of free digital trade for U.S. economic growth; the leading role of U.S. firms in this field; the costs of artificial impediments to free digital trade; rules for digital trade that facilitate rather than hinder its development; and avenues by which to establish effective rules.


Hearing on “The Dynamic Gains from Free Digital Trade for the U.S. Economy”


Mr. Daniel Griswold

Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Program on the

      American Economy and Globalization

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Arlington, VA


Mr. Sean Heather

Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Washington, D.C.


Mr. Nick Quade

General Manager, Ecommerce Division of Relay Networks Inc.

Deephaven, MN


The Honorable Daniel Alejandro Sepulveda

Former Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S.

       Coordinator for Communications and Information Policy

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.


10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017


216 Hart Senate Office Building


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