Trade Policy

The U.S. video game industry delivers some of the world’s most innovative and creative entertainment to players around the world. The growth and competitiveness of the industry relies on fair and open access to international markets. In particular, strong intellectual property protections and digital trade rules enable companies to create and provide innovative video games and related services to consumers globally .

The U.S. video game industry delivers some of the world’s most innovative and creative entertainment to players around the world. It also contributes significantly to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness and supports high-paying jobs across the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia (D.C.) and Puerto Rico.

For the U.S. video game industry to continue thriving, companies need to be able to develop, protect and deliver interactive games, cutting-edge hardware and innovative business subscription models worldwide. This can be ensured through trade rules that promote innovation and creativity, support the growth of the digital marketplace and eliminate burdensome regulations that stifle the ability of consumers in foreign markets to safely connect and enjoy the same interactive entertainment experiences as their domestic counterparts.

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