May 11, 2017 | News, Statements

Statement On The Confirmation Of Robert Lighthizer As United States Trade Representative

Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative:

“The internet industry welcomes the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative. Ambassador Lighthizer’s years of experience in trade policy will serve him well in crafting U.S. trade policies that enable the United States to maintain its leadership on digital trade. The internet is responsible for 6 percent of U.S. GDP, 3 million American jobs, and is responsible for a massive $159 billion digital trade surplus. We look forward to working with Ambassador Lighthizer to create sound digital trade policies that allow internet-enabled businesses of all sizes to grow and thrive.”

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Internet Association Releases New Report On Measuring The Internet Economy

IA and Columbia’s Richard Paul Richman Center today released a new research paper entitled, “Toward A Better Understanding Of Internet Economics.”

Statement On New Tariffs On Chinese Technology Imports

IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese technology imports.

Statement On Today’s Net Neutrality Rollback

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which rolls back net neutrality protections for consumers.

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IA and Columbia’s Richard Paul Richman Center today released a new research paper entitled, “Toward A Better Understanding Of Internet Economics.”

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