U.S. Challenges EU Tariffs On Tech Products

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomed the United States Trade Representative’s announcement Tuesday that it had requested WTO dispute settlement action on duties imposed by the European Union on high-tech products covered by the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The 1997 ITA conferred duty-free treatment on information technology products and has had a huge…

CCIA's Statement on Global Internet Freedom

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is a longtime advocate of policies that provide open markets, open systems and open networks and is concerned when governments limit access to means of communications like the Internet. CCIA released this statement at this morning’s hearing on Global Internet Freedom: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law before…

CCIA’s Statement on Global Internet Freedom

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is a longtime advocate of policies that provide open markets, open systems and open networks and is concerned when governments limit access to means of communications like the Internet. CCIA released this statement at this morning’s hearing on Global Internet Freedom: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law before…

Summary: CCIA's 2008 Washington Caucus

At the Washington Caucus May 6, tech executives had the chance to engage in a dialogue and to get an update on tech measures, including several which have been stalled in Congress this session. Sixteen officials and members of Congress shared their insights on issues from patent reform to trade, FISA legislation, net neutrality, and…

Summary: CCIA’s 2008 Washington Caucus

At the Washington Caucus May 6, tech executives had the chance to engage in a dialogue and to get an update on tech measures, including several which have been stalled in Congress this session. Sixteen officials and members of Congress shared their insights on issues from patent reform to trade, FISA legislation, net neutrality, and…

CCIA Expresses Concerns over Intellectual Property Bill

Responding to yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 4279, the “Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007” (PROIPA) in the House of Representatives, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President & CEO Ed Black expressed concerns about the legislation. The following statement may be attributed to Mr. Black: “Our intellectual property laws should penalize…

CCIA Sees Peru FTA Approval as Positive, but Unbalanced Intellectual Property Provisions a Growing Problem

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomed the United States Senate’s bipartisan approval of H.R. 3688, the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act, but expressed reservations about the continued inclusion of overly broad intellectual property protection provisions in the current free trade agreement template. The Peru agreement is the first of the four…