Washington – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, released the following statement regarding Congressional passage of a transportation funding bill that extends the Export-Import Bank charter through September 30, 2019. The following statement should be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, CompTIA
“We are grateful for the persistent efforts of House and Senate leadership in moving this important legislation across the finish line. U.S. high tech manufacturers face stiff competition from foreign competitors that enjoy much greater support from their nation’s export credit agencies. Many companies in the U.S., including a significiant number of small businesses, leverage Ex-Im to engage in business opportunities all over the world. Without the assistance of the Ex-Im Bank, companies could be forced to leave the negotiating table and yield big-ticket contracts to foreign competitors.”
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