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

  • USITO 2017 Fall Board Meeting in Beijing

    by Stefanie Holland | Dec 13, 2017
    On November 27-30, Liz Hyman and Stefanie Holland attended the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO) Board meeting in Beijing, China. The delegation of nearly 40 representatives from tech companies and associations met with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and the embassy team.
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  • CompTIA, WIIT Partner on Trade Talk on Tech; Congressional, White House, and Private Sector Panelists Highlight Current Priorities

    by CompTIA Staff | Nov 03, 2017
    On November 2, CompTIA and Women in International Trade (WIIT) partnered on a well-attended Capitol Hill program on priority issues on the digital trade agenda. Congressman Dave Reichert, Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, opened the program, which included a government panel on the U.S. role in the digital economy and a private sector panel discussing challenges and opportunities for technology in trade.
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  • Retreat from Globalization? Observations from the 2017 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings

    by Stefanie Holland and Lukas Juergensmeier | Oct 17, 2017
    If one is following trade politics in the United States., one might be under the impression the degree of globalization we have become accustomed to is on a decline. The Trump Administration pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and threatens to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Will other countries follow the U.S. in rethinking the way trade of goods and services supports the economy?
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Press Releases

CompTIA Statement on the President’s Announcement on China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Mar 22, 2018

CompTIA Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address

Jan 31, 2018

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

May 03, 2017