, – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, today issued the following statement following the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The following statement should be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy:
“After six long years of negotiations, it is gratifying to see the TPP talks come to a conclusion. We applaud the hard work and dedication of our US negotiators to reach an accord. Yet, as we know, this is the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next, as we seek to ensure that this trade agreement provides an excellent opportunity for U.S. based tech companies to innovate and compete globally.
“We will review this agreement closely with our members once the final text is released, and we look forward to working with Congress to ensure that TPP and all trade agreements protect and grow the tech industry. “