Arlington, Va. (Jan. 29, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, applauded the hearings held by the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means regarding the President's 2015 Trade Policy Agenda.
TIA urged the renewal of the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) this year:
“With 75 percent of the overall market for telecommunications equipment and related services located outside of the United States, a robust trade policy agenda is critical to enhancing market access and avoiding trade restrictive policies in the global marketplace.
“The bipartisan renewal of TPA is essential to increasing the nation's level of exports overall and to the growth of the U.S. information and communication industry in particular. TPA renewal will send a strong signal to other negotiating parties on the priority the United States places on high-standard trade agreements that enhance trade liberalization and market access for U.S. industry.”