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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

date icon January 24, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The DHS Counterfeit Goods Report

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement in response to the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) report on counterfeit and pirated goods: “The internet industry works to ensure consumers are protected from counterfeit goods and partners with brands to protect their intellectual property. IA members have clear anti-counterfeiting policies,… Read more

date icon January 16, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Passage Of USMCA In The Senate

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on the passage of the United-States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) in the Senate: “The internet industry commends the Senate for passing this historic agreement with overwhelming bipartisan support. USMCA will benefit consumers and businesses of all sizes that depend on revenue from exports to… Read more

date icon January 15, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Signing Of The U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signing of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement as part of the 301 investigation of China: “IA welcomes today’s signing of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement. This deal will… Read more

date icon December 19, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Passage Of USMCA In The House Of Representatives

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the House of Representatives: “Digital trade benefits small businesses and consumers in every district across the country, and we commend the House for passing this historic agreement with strong bipartisan support. USMCA… Read more

date icon December 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The END Child Exploitation Act

Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the END Child Exploitation Act by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) with U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV):… Read more

date icon December 10, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of A Deal To Pass USMCA

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of a deal between the Trump Administration and House Democrats to pass the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Digital trade is one of the U.S.’s largest exports, and reaching a deal on USMCA is an important step in building America’s… Read more

date icon December 2, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On USTR’s Notice Of Determination For Its Section 301 Investigation Of France’s Digital Services Tax

Washington, DC – IA Director Trade Policy, Jordan Haas issued the following statement on USTR’s Notice of Determination for its Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST): “Today USTR is defending the internet, which is a great American export. Discriminatory digital services taxes act as a trade barrier for innovative American companies and… Read more

date icon November 26, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

Washington, DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA): “Internet companies continue to advocate for comprehensive, federal privacy legislation that provides people with meaningful control and the ability to access, correct, delete, and download data—regardless of where they live or… Read more

date icon November 5, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Online Privacy Act

Washington DC – IA Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the Online Privacy Act:  “The internet industry commends Congresswomen Eshoo and Lofgren for recognizing the urgent need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation and appreciates their hard work and commitment on this issue. More work remains to ensure all… Read more

date icon October 31, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of Chairman Walden’s Retirement

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the announcement that Chairman Gregory Walden (R-OR) would be retiring: “Chairman Walden is a champion of technology policy in Congress and most importantly, a dedicated public servant. His leadership will be missed. On a personal note, I’ve known Chairman Walden for… Read more

date icon October 24, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Introduction Of The 2019 READI Act

Washington, DC – Internet Association Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom issued the following statement on the introduction of the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2019 (READI Act): “Modernizing the emergency alert process is crucial to Americans’ safety and the READI Act is a well-constructed, collaborative approach to solving this critical problem…. Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on USTR’s announcement in response to its Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST): “Today USTR made clear that go-it-alone discriminatory digital services taxes are counterproductive in finding long-term international solutions. Discriminatory digital services taxes act as a trade barrier… Read more

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