Global Trade and Market Access Committee

The Global Trade and Market Access Committee considers issues that limit market access, including government regulations or restrictions on technology exports and economic sanctions. CompTIA focuses primarily on trade policies that expand existing export destinations and advocate open new markets for technology companies through bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, such as Trade Promotion Authority, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

In addition, the committee analyzes legislative and regulatory proposals, responds to requests from Congress and the administration, provides testimony for relevant tax issues and presents CompTIA Membership with networking opportunities with key decision makers.

Trade Federal Government Affairs Events

Blog Posts

  • CompTIA to Host Trade Event on Capitol Hill

    by Stefanie Holland | Sep 19, 2017
    You are invited for a “Trade Talk on Tech” hosted by CompTIA and Women in International Trade (WIIT). Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, who is in his final term, will offer keynote remarks. Panels of industry and government officials will follow, with remarks to focus on the top digital trade issues of the day including, the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the bilateral relationship with China, among other hot trade topics. Lunch will be provided for all participants.
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  • NAFTA Modernization Under Consideration

    by Stefanie Holland | Apr 14, 2017
    On March 28, the Trump Administration sent a draft notice of intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the House and Senate trade committees. The draft notice outlines many familiar areas, while revealing areas of departure from past trade policies.
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  • 3-D Printers and Virtual Reality Headsets: Tech in Focus at the World Customs Organization Meeting in Brussels, Belgium

    by CompTIA | Mar 24, 2017
    This week, CompTIA’s Ken Montgomery, vice president of international trade regulation and compliance, and Stefanie Holland, director of international government and regulatory affairs, attended a meeting of the Harmonized System Committee at the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels, Belgium.
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Press Releases

U.S. Tech Industry Exported $309 Billion in Products and Services in 2016, CompTIA Analysis Finds

May 03, 2017

CompTIA Joins USITO as Parent Association

Feb 28, 2017

Sen. Booker, Rep. Hurd and Ron Culler Named 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions

Feb 15, 2017