For Immediate Release:
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SIIA Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 8, 2016) – The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today called for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
SIIA Senior Vice President of Public Policy Mark MacCarthy issued the following statement:
“SIIA urges the Administration to submit TPP to Congress in a timely fashion and calls for Congress to approve it. The Trans-Pacific Partnership will eliminate trade barriers and open markets overseas while setting standards that will help grow the U.S. economy.
“The agreement contains modern cross-border data flow provisions that are critical to today’s global economy. These provisions oblige members to permit data flows and forbid server localization. TPP’s cross-border data flow trade provisions are a clear step forward compared to existing current trade agreements. They should serve as a floor and be strengthened additionally in the Trade in Services Agreement and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.
“SIIA encourages the Administration to work with Congress to address legitimate concerns.”
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.