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State of the Union Addresses Trade Promotion Authority

The Internet Association reinforces need for 21st century trade agreements

Washington, D.C. — Tonight, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, released a statement recognizing President Obama’s State of the Union mention on Trade Promotion Authority:

“President Obama rightfully recognized that Trade Promotion Authority is necessary to open new markets. As a growing platform for trade and commerce, the Internet provides a pathway for American multinational corporations, small and medium sized businesses, and Internet users to reach new markets.

“To ensure that the U.S. remains a net exporter of Internet-related services and products, our nation’s trade policies must reflect protections under U.S. law that exist for online intermediaries.”