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CCIA Calls For Strong U.S. Response as Result of Section 301 Investigations into Digital Tax

Washington — The U.S. Trade Representative has released its reports in the Section 301 investigations into the digital services taxes (DSTs) of the United Kingdom, Spain, and Austria. USTR concluded that these taxes were discriminatory against U.S. tech firms, and are inconsistent with prevailing principles of international taxation, and burden U.S. commerce. This follows last…

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CCIA PRAISES WTO AGREEMENT ON BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

(Washington, D.C.) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today applauded the successful conclusion of the multilateral negotiations on basic telecommunications services. “This agreement is yet another example of this Administration’s commitment to opening markets to American products and services around the world,” said Ed Black, CCIA President. “In fact, this is the second…

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CCIA LEADS INDUSTRY GROUPS IN LETTER TO PRESIDENT CLINTON CRITICIZING U.S. ENCRYPTION POLICY

(Washington, D.C.) — In a letter to President Clinton initiated by the Computer & Communications Industry Association, more than a dozen associations representing a broad array of the nation’s leading businesses, manufacturers and public interest groups, have united to express their disapproval of the Administration’s policy on encryption.   The letter, delivered today to the…

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CCIA STATEMENT ON WIPO TREATIES

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – – Ed Black, President of CCIA, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, issued the following statement at the conclusion of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Diplomatic Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland:   “There was a tremendous amount at stake for the computer and communications industry as the delegates convened to consider extending…

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