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SIIA CONTACT: Michelle Harris, 202.789.4450
SIIA Welcomes Entry-into-Force of United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2020) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries, welcomes the entry-into-force of USMCA.
Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Carl Schonander, issued the following statement:
“SIIA has been an active participant in the development of USMCA. The agreement’s digital trade, financial services and intellectual property chapters are particularly innovative. The fact that the agreement contains binding data flow obligations with respect to financial data is especially praiseworthy. We congratulate Ambassador Lighthizer and his team. The USMCA provides an excellent template for additional progress as the United States conducts negotiations with the UK and the EU.”
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.siia.net