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TIA Applauds Senate Confirmation of Michael Froman as United States Trade Representative

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TIA Applauds Senate Confirmation of Michael Froman as United States Trade Representative

ARLINGTON, VA (June 20, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today commented on the Senate confirmation of Michael Froman as the United States Trade Representative (USTR).  Grant Seiffert, TIA President, issued the following statement:

“TIA applauds the Senate’s swift confirmation process for Michael Froman as the United States Trade Representative.  Mr. Froman’s extensive knowledge on international trade and strong working knowledge of the Administration’s trade agenda will be a significant addition to the President’s Cabinet.  We look forward to working with him and his staff in his new capacity as USTR to advance the Administration’s trade agenda and enhance market opportunities around the world.  In particular, Mr. Froman’s confirmation is very timely as the Administration works to conclude negotiations for a commercially significant expansion of the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA) by July of this year.  His leadership will be critical in the late stages of the negotiations to bring ITA expansion to a successful conclusion.”

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global 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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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global 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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