High-Tech Manufacturers, Suppliers Encouraged by Progress in TPP Negotiations

container-ship-596083_640The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, released the following statement on the announcement that an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been reached:

“We commend TPP trade ministers and negotiators for their hard work and diligence in reaching this historic agreement,” said TIA CEO Scott Belcher. “Last year, the Asia-Pacific region was the largest telecommunications market in the world at $1.8 trillion. The TPP will further open this region to exports of U.S.-manufactured goods, promoting jobs and economic growth here at home. We are pleased that digital trade rules, including requirements to ensure cross-border data flows, have been a focus for TPP negotiators and look forward to reviewing the details of the final agreement.”

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global high-tech communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members’ products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.


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