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date icon May 26, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of Negotiating Objectives For A U.S.-Kenya FTA

Washington, DC —  IA Director, Trade Policy, Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) of negotiating objectives for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Republic of Kenya: “The internet industry commends USTR for prioritizing digital trade in the upcoming negotiations with Kenya. It… Read more

date icon May 21, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Release Of The Section 512 Report By The Copyright Office

Washington, DC – Internet Association Interim President & CEO Jon Berroya released the following statement on the release of the Section 512 Report by the U.S. Copyright Office: “We’re living in a golden age of content thanks to online platforms and America’s balanced copyright system, including Section 512. Consumers have more ways to watch movies,… Read more

date icon May 14, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Public Health Emergency Privacy Act (PHEPA)

Washington, DC – IA’s Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the introduction of the bicameral Public Health Emergency Privacy Act (PHEPA) by Sens. Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA): “The internet industry is encouraged to see… Read more

date icon May 7, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On Gov. Hogan’s Veto Of The Digital Services Tax Bill

Baltimore, MD – IA Director, State Government Affairs for the Northeast Region John Olsen released the following statement on Governor Larry Hogan’s (R-MD) veto of H.B. 732, a bill that would impose a discriminatory sales tax on digital services: “The internet industry commends Governor Hogan for vetoing this flawed tax proposal. Now more than ever, the… Read more

date icon May 5, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Launch Of U.S.-UK FTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy, Jordan Haas released the following statement on the official launch of negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom on a free trade agreement (FTA): “The start of negotiations on an FTA between the U.S. and UK represents an opportunity to strengthen both our nations’ digital trade… Read more

date icon May 4, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act

Washington, DC – IA’s Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Thune (R-SD), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN):  “The internet industry appreciates the Senate Commerce Committee’s continued leadership on the important issue… Read more

date icon April 29, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement In Response To The 2019 Notorious Markets Report

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement in response to the the Office of The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) release of the 2019 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy report: “American online marketplaces proactively combat the sale of counterfeits every day and work hand in… Read more

date icon April 23, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On FCC Vote To Open 6 GHz Band To Unlicensed Use

Washington DC — Internet Association Director, Federal Government Affairs Amy Murphy issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) vote in support of opening the 6 GHz band to unlicensed use: “The internet industry commends the FCC for increasing access to unlicensed spectrum with this vote. This additional spectrum will create new opportunities… Read more

date icon March 11, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement In Response To UK DST Implementation Plan

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement in response to the UK government confirming in Budget 2020 that it will move forward with a 2 percent digital services tax (DST) starting in April 2020:  “It is disappointing that the UK would move forward with a discriminatory DST, which… Read more

date icon March 5, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The EARN IT Act

Washington, DC –  IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020 (EARN IT Act) in the Senate: “IA member companies strive to end child exploitation online. They take a variety of actions, including dedicating… Read more

date icon January 30, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On USTR’s Review Of South Africa’s GSP Status

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on USTR’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) country practice review of South Africa, and specifically the question of whether South Africa is meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights: “Fair use protections are a time-tested… Read more

date icon January 29, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Signing Of USMCA

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the signing of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by President Donald J. Trump: “The internet industry commends President Trump, Ambassador Lighthizer, and the administration for signing this historic bipartisan deal, which benefits every business and consumer that uses the internet. Digital trade… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs and Counsel Mike Lemon released the following statement on the passage of the EARN IT Act in The Senate Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry shares the Senate Judiciary Committee’s goal of ending child exploitation online and appreciates their continued efforts to improve the EARN IT Act…. Read more

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