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CompTIA Applauds Implementation of the USMCA

Jul 1, 2020, 13:13 PM

Washington, D.C. – The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading association for the global information technology (IT) industry, issued the issued the following statement, attributed to Cinnamon Rogers, executive vice president for public advocacy, on today’s implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the new trade agreement between the three countries:

“CompTIA is pleased to see the landmark USMCA trade agreement entered into force today. This agreement will revolutionize how the world treats technology goods and services by recognizing the importance of the free flow of data and strong intellectual property rights. It contains the strongest digital trade chapter to date, and we encourage the Administration and governments around the world to use USMCA as the foundation for all future trade agreements.”

According to CompTIA’s annual “Tech Trade Snapshot 2020,” U.S. exports of technology products and services totaled $338 billion in 2019. The report showed that Mexico and Canada were the leading trading partners for tech exports from the U.S. It also found that tech exports between Mexico and Canada directly supported more than 257,000 U.S. jobs in 2018, the most recent year of data available. CompTIA’s “Tech Trade Snapshot 2020” is based on an analysis of import and export data from the U.S. Office of Trade Policy and Analysis, the U.S. International Trade Association, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and The Trade Partnership’s CDexports database. The complete report is available here.


About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5.2 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.

About CompTIA Public Sector & Advocacy
CompTIA supports policies that positively impact the ability of the IT industry to develop, manufacture, and sell solutions in the global marketplace. We work to promote investment and innovation, market access, effective cybersecurity, consistent privacy regulation, streamlined procurement, and research and development.  As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, we also support efforts to promote a well-trained technical workforce.  Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.

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Steve Kidera
CompTIA
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