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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.

Featured Events

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Cyber Security Trade Mission to South America
October 18-22, 2021

The business development mission to Peru, Chile, and Uruguay with an additional stop in Argentina is recruiting U.S. Cyber Security firms to participate.
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India’s Cyber Security Landscape Webinar
April 14, 2021

India is one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world. Learn from “on the ground” government and private sector representatives about the current cyber security opportunities and challenges in India.
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Accountability Agents for the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules
BBB National Programs has been approved by APEC to be an Accountability Agent in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules System. They are the first U.S. non-profit Accountability Agent. It joins four others that serve as Accountability Agents in the U.S., including HITRUST, NCC Group, Schellman & Company LLC, and TrustArc.

How Can We Help You Expand Your Exports?

Our team members are experts in international business development and your best resource for business growth and job creation. Learn more about the ways we can assist your firm:
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Trade Counseling
International Trade Specialists are available to discuss your company’s exporting needs. Locate an industry specialist near you.
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Our Services
From counseling, to matchmaking, to market intelligence, our global network of trade professionals - located throughout the United States and in nearly 80 countries - can help your firm expand your exports.
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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.
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UK NHS Digital Technology Assessment Criteria

Information for companies that supply, or wish to supply, healthcare digital technology or apps to England’s National Health Service (NHS). 

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Honduras 5G Emerging Market

U.S. 5G solutions providers will find a receptive market in public and private sectors of Honduras. 

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Colombia Cybersecurity Outlook

U.S. cybersecurity companies may find business opportunities in providing cutting-edge cyber solutions to Colombian companies.

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Additional Resources


Office of Health & Information Technologies (OHIT)

OHIT’s Team provides industry and trade policy expertise to support U.S. suppliers of the hardware that enables the digital economy. These products range from 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.