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 On Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives.

Statement On NTIA’s Privacy Principles Request For Comment

Washington, DC – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on NTIA’s privacy principles request for comment: “The internet industry commends NTIA for leading an important national dialogue on the importance of modernizing America’s approach to data privacy. Americans deserve – and internet companies support – a modern approach to privacy Read more »

Statement On Senate Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA Director, Federal Government Affairs & Counsel Mike Lemon issued the following statement on the passage of the Music Modernization Act in the Senate.

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IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives.

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