SIIA Encourages Progress on TTIP During New York Negotiations

For Immediate Release:

SIIA Communications Contact: Diane Pinto, 202.789.4480, dpinto@siia.net

 

SIIA Encourages Progress on TTIP During New York Negotiations

 

Washington D.C. (April 27, 2016) – The Software& Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today urged progress on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during the current meetings in New York, and encouraged negotiators to focus on the economic benefits of the agreement.

SIIA’s Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:

“SIIA encourages TTIP negotiators, as they meet in New York this week, to remain focused on the enormous economic benefits of the agreement.

“Most importantly, TTIP will stimulate even greater trade and investment between the world’s largest economic partners. In bringing together the economic power of the U.S. and the EU, the agreement will also ensure continued high regulatory standards on both sides of the Atlantic, which will be enormously influential around the world as well. And finally, TTIP will advance innovation and economic opportunity on both sides of the Atlantic by implementing modern digital trade provisions on cross-border data flows.

“It is fitting that TTIP negotiations are taking place in New York City, a symbol of economic dynamism and, increasingly, of the tech sector. President Obama has strongly supported TTIP, and we encourage negotiators to achieve the goal of finalizing an agreement during his Administration.”

 

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