According to foreign media reports, one of the largest Internet advocacy organizations in the United States——The Internet association has released a six point wish list for a future UK US trade agreement, including a call for no unilateral digital tax.Internet association in Newwhite paperChina called for future trade agreements to include provisions to ensure the free flow of information between the two countries, a guarantee against unilateral taxation of digital service companies, and a guarantee that "measures will not undermine the protection of intermediary liability".
The new document suggests that any potential new taxes on digital services should be
"The United States and the UK lead the world in digital technology, and this agreement should include policies that will support this success," said Jordan Haas, director of trade policy at the Internet association
"The terms of our white paper will strengthen the leadership of the two countries in digital trade -- at a time when other countries are pursuing a distinct, closed vision of the Internet ."
Liz truss, the UK's International Trade Secretary, said on Thursday that there was "no fixed period" for a trade agreement between Britain and the United States. Truss said in a statement that the government had made it clear that there was no fixed deadline for the transatlantic agreement and that "quality is more important than speed" in ensuring an agreement is reached.
Britain has now completed the second round of trade negotiations with the United States, and the next meeting will be held at the end of July.
The trade minister also said the talks "continued to be positive and constructive ", but warned that any trade agreement must be" fair, reciprocal and ultimately in the best interests of the British people and the economy ".