House Passes INFORM Act, CCIA Calls For Senate Vote

Washington – The House has passed its bipartisan “Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act.” The bill aims to reduce the sale of stolen, counterfeit, and dangerous consumer products with updated transparency requirements and verification of third-party sellers online along with contact information for consumers. The Computer & Communications…

CCIA Submits Comments To Turkish Competition Authority

Washington – The Turkish Competition Authority is working on an amendment to the country’s “Protection of Competition Law” in an attempt to address potential competition and regulatory issues in digital markets. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) filed comments  recommending more research into whether there are market distortions that need to be addressed by…

CCIA, Global Industry Offers Recommendations on India’s Draft Telecommunications Bill

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Department of Telecommunications regarding the Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022. Additionally, CCIA joined nine other trade associations in a Joint Statement detailing concerns on behalf of global industry with the proposed legislation.  In late September, the Government of India published the draft of…

CCIA Details Digital Trade Barriers in Foreign Markets to USTR

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative ahead of USTR’s annual report on trade barriers affecting U.S.suppliers, exporting to and operating in foreign markets. The National Trade Estimates (NTE) report, to be released in the spring of 2023, provides a country-by-country overview of trade barriers U.S. companies…

CCIA, NetChoice Petition Supreme Court To Hear Florida Social Media Case

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association and co-plaintiff NetChoice have cross-petitioned the Supreme Court to rule on Florida’s social media law that lower courts noted was unconstitutional. The filing comes after the State of Florida filed a petition earlier this month also asking the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and rule on the…

CCIA Offers Recommendations to Singapore Government on Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry offering recommendations for priorities and best practices for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). The United States and twelve countries launched the IPEF in May 2022, with Fiji joining as the fourteenth member after the initial announcement. The…

CCIA Welcomes New Hires In DC Office, Announces Promotions In Brussels Office

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association is pleased to welcome new staffers to its Washington DC office including Vice President for Federal Affairs Josh Rogin, Policy Counsel Alvaro Marañon, Patrick Hills as Creative Director and State Policy Manager Jordan Rodell. Rogin most recently served as chief of staff to Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla.,…

CCIA Joins CTA, Nearly 250 Signatories Asking Congress To Vote On FCC Nominee Gigi Sohn

Washington – A diverse group of consumer rights advocates, businesses, associations and civil rights groups sent a letter to Congress asking them to vote by year’s end on the confirmation of Gigi Sohn, whom President Biden nominated in October 2021. Sohn would take the fifth seat on the Federal Communications Commission that has been vacant…