December 13, 2017 | News, Statements

IA Statement on E-Commerce Discussions at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference

Internet Association Director, Trade & International Policy Ari Giovenco issued the following statement on e-commerce discussions at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference:

“The internet industry applauds the joint statement by 70 like-minded WTO members on initiating exploratory work on global e-commerce rules. Breaking down barriers to e-commerce has the potential to provide vast opportunities for American small businesses and exporters who use the internet to reach foreign customers. We look forward to working with governments on defining the substance of talks. The U.S. is home to the world’s leading internet companies and it is our hope USTR takes a key leadership role in these discussions. In addition, we congratulate WTO members for extending the long-standing practice of prohibiting customs duties on electronic transmissions”

The Joint Statement on Electronic Commerce can be found here.

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Statement Announcing Intention To Intervene In Judicial Action To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections

Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Online Election Advertising Proposal

Albany, NY — John Olsen, Internet Association Executive Director for the State of New York, issued the following statement on Gov. Cuomo’s online election advertising proposal: “Internet Association commends Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for starting a discussion about how to ensure greater transparency in online election advertising. IA is working with Federal policymakers on Read more »

Statement On Rep. Nadler’s Appointment As Ranking Member Of The House Judiciary Committee

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the election of Rep. Jerry Nadler as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry congratulates Rep. Nadler on his election as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has a long track record of leadership on internet issues and Read more »

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Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

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