CCIA Encourages Biden Administration to be Ambitious with Trade Agenda and Address Discriminatory Practices of Trading Partners

Washington — The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee are scheduled to hold hearings this week with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on the 2022 Biden Trade Agenda. CCIA looks forward to hearing how the Administration’s worker-centered trade agenda can help foster economic growth for all, including how trade…

CCIA Welcomes Launch of U.S-UK Trade Dialogues

Washington – U.S. and UK officials met in Baltimore this week for the launch of  U.S.- UK Dialogues on the Future of Atlantic Trade. The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes these dialogues and renewed conversations on strengthening the U.S.-UK trade relationship.  According to U.S. officials, these talks seek to identify areas where parties can…

CCIA’s Statement As Progressive Democrats Release Broader Anti-Merger Legislation

Washington – Several Democrats have introduced legislation today that would preemptively block many mergers and acquisitions, in particular in the tech industry. According to news reports, the Prohibiting Anticompetitive Mergers Act would completely overhaul the review process of mergers and acquisitions by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.  The proposal would allow the…

16 Associations Call For a “fair, workable and effective” Digital Services Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has joined 15 trade associations in urging legislators to achieve “a fair, workable and effective compromise on the DSA that will secure a vibrant and innovative digital economy for Europe for decades to come.” The letter to the French Council Presidency, MEPs and European Commission invite…

CCIA, 37 Other Companies, Organizations Ask Congress To Protect U.S. Consumers, Companies Rather Than Foreign Luxury Brands

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association, along with 37 civil society groups, trade associations and companies, sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Tuesday on their opposition to a bill that would benefit foreign luxury brands, but harm smaller U.S. companies and consumers – the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening…

Court Hears Arguments Challenging Legality Of Maryland’s Digital Tax

Washington – A federal judge in Maryland heard oral arguments today in a case challenging the constitutionality of Maryland’s digital tax, which the legislature passed last year. The “Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax” aimed at some digital advertising platforms attempts to collect up to ten percent of global revenues from a small number of out-of-state…

CCIA Offers Written Views Ahead Of Senate Judiciary Apps Bill Markup

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to markup Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Marsha Blackurn’s Open Apps Markets Act Thursday. The bill could block current app policies on everything from payments to user privacy and security for some platforms that offer apps. But then it would exempt other big companies and app platforms like…

CCIA Welcomes Senate Finance Committee Leadership on EU Discriminatory Tech Regulation

Washington — In a letter to President Biden, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Mike Crapo raised concerns with forthcoming EU legislation the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act. The letter encouraged the Administration to engage with the EU, leveraging ongoing conversations through platforms like the U.S.-EU Tech & Trade…