As of July 2015, it had 80 participants, or about 97% of the world`s trade in COMPUTER products. The Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is a multi-lateral agreement implemented by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and concluded in 1996 in the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in It-Tech Products, which came into force on 1 July 1997. Since 1997, an official WTO committee has overseed the following declaration and its implementation.  The agreement was extended in 2015.  Geneva: The United States and China are expected to object to the World Trade Organization (WTO) imposing New Delhi tariffs on information and communication technology (ICT) products, particularly mobile phones and other equipment, on the grounds that India is not complying with its related customs obligations. Under the Information Technology Agreement, commonly known as ITA, participants removed all import duties on a wide range of computer products. Below is a list of current signatory countries, which account for about 95% of global trade in COMPUTER products, and a list of the few countries that have been allowed to delay their tariff reductions for a handful of products. India is a signatory to the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) (now known as ITA-1), a multi-national WTO agreement. At the time of this date, there were a total of 75 signatories, including 27 EU Member States, which account for about 97% of the world`s trade in IT products.
India joined the ITA on 25 March 1997. In a communication of 2 November, the United States, the European Union (EU), China, Japan, Canada and Norway expressed their intention to raise their concerns with the WTO about “tariffs on ICT products (information and communication technologies). The home page of the WTO Information Technology Agreement allows U.S. exporters of computer products to get more details about the agreement. Decisions by WTO bodies on the Information Technology Agreement are available in the WTO`s Analytical Indexes of Law and Practice Guide. India`s experience with ITA has been the most discouraging, which has almost destroyed India`s IT industry. The real benefit of this agreement was China, which increased its global market share from 2% to 14% between 2000 and 2011. The Office of Health and Information Technologies (OHIT), headquartered in the International Trade Administration, supports the United States.