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Information and Communications Technology
Information & Communications Technology (ICT) covers the equipment and services that enable the digital economy including communications, software, digital products, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and IOT.

Information and Communications Technology

The U.S. Department of Commerce is dedicated to increasing information and communications technologies (ICT) exports. We do this by strengthening the global competitiveness of these industries through industry analysis, trade policy development, trade promotion, and addressing trade barriers. The U.S. Department of Commerce works with businesses that use the digital economy to deliver their products and services. We provide international market research, procurement leads, and trade events tailored to accelerate their international growth.


U.S. Department of Commerce teams working on ICT and frameworks
Office of Health and Information Technologies (OHIT)
OHIT's Information Technologies Team provides industry and trade policy expertise to support U.S. suppliers of the hardware that enables the digital economy. These products range from the semiconductors powering electronic devices like phones and computers, to the data center equipment that makes cloud computing possible.
Office of Digital Services Industries (ODSI)
The Office of Digital Services Industries (ODSI) evaluates the global environment for digital services, addresses foreign market trade and investment barriers, and promotes trade policies to increase the global competitiveness of the U.S. digital services industry.
Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System
The APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System was developed by APEC economies with input and assistance from industry and civil society to build consumer, business and regulator trust in cross-border flows of personal information.
Privacy Shield
The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data.

Information & Communications Technologies Market Intelligence

See our latest market intelligence related to the information and communications technologies industry.
Market Intelligence
Japan Artificial Intelligence at Ports

Japan announced Port 2030, a medium-and long- term plan to improve its ports.

Information and Communication Technology Japan
Market Intelligence
Japan Digital Transformation

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry is proactively promoting digital transformation in Japan and published the Digital Transformation report in 2018.  

Information and Communication Technology Japan
Market Intelligence
Japan Teleworking Cybersecurity Risks

The pandemic combined with the postponed Olympics accelerated Japan's effort to reach 70% telework adoption.

Cybersecurity Japan

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Federal Registrar Notice on Securing Supply Chain

Pursuant to an Executive order of May 15, 2019, entitled “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain,” the Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to implement regulations that would govern the process and procedures that the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) will use to identify, assess, and address certain information and communications technology and services transactions that pose an undue risk to critical infrastructure or the digital economy in the United States, or an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security or the safety of United States persons.