SIIA Testifies Before ITC: Says TPP will Ensure Digital Trade Works for U.S. Companies

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SIIA Testifies Before ITC: Says TPP will Ensure Digital Trade Works for U.S. Companies


Washington D.C. (January 13, 2016) – A top executive from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today will testify before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). SIIA has endorsed TPP and recently called on Congress and the Administration to pass TPP.


In his prepared testimonyCarl Schonander, SIIA Senior Director for International Public Policy, says, “the TPP’s digital trade provisions are a significant step forward in ensuring that trade reflects the way trade is actually conducted in the 21st century.”


Schonander goes on to say that these provisions will result in increased trade and significant gains for American companies, workers, and consumers, telling the ITC, “...if TPP’s trade provisions become the de facto floor for digital trade rules in other agreements such as the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), TPP can potentially pave the way for even more gains here at home.”




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