Global Trade and Market Access

CompTIA works to ensure the free and open transfer of data around the world and opposes localization measures and other national security overreaches that pose a threat to the industry. Commitment to international best practices that ensure strong intellectual property rights is a priority, as well as efforts to advance regulatory cooperation for greater market access of technology goods and services around the world.

CompTIA advocates for trade policies that expand export destinations and open new markets for the U.S. technology sector. CompTIA looks for opportunities to enhance the trading relationship in key markets for the industry including the UK, China, India and others. We work to ensure that trade agreements are crafted in such a way that promotes the technology industry and global innovation. We promote digital trade principles before multilateral organizations, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and at small and medium sized dialogues. Additionally, we work to address the skills gap in the tech sector as we promote a globally competitive workforce.

Tech Trade Snapshot

The CompTIA 2018 Tech Trade Snapshot is an annual report that examines the economic and employment impacts of technology exports and imports.

Tech Trade Snapshot

Press Releases

CompTIA Travels to China with USITO to Discuss Future of Trade

Oct 23, 2018

CompTIA’s Stefanie Holland Appointed to Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Digital Economy

Oct 09, 2018

CompTIA Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Oct 01, 2018

Blog Articles

  • CompTIA Members Discuss New Tariffs, Changing Trade Landscape

    by Ken Montgomery | Sep 28, 2018
    CompTIA brought together industry leaders for the 12th Annual Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference Sept. 18. In San Diego. The day-long conference, attended by 80 industry trade policy and compliance professionals, focused on trade policy and regulatory updates as well as in-depth discussion on the best practices for compliance. The event was a great success thanks to CompTIA Members.
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  • Tariffs on Tech Will Not Stop Bad Actor: CompTIA Asks U.S. to Remove Vital Technology from New Tariffs

    by Stefanie Holland | Sep 11, 2018
    The Trump Administration’s escalating trade war with China is hurting the information technology sector, the American consumer, and the U.S. economy. As the leading voice of the information technology industry, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), filed comments with the U.S. Trade Representative asking that a number of important products be removed from the latest list of U.S. products potentially affected by new tariffs.
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  • State Technology Associations Urge Congress to Roll Back Tariffs

    by Stefanie Holland | Aug 02, 2018
    CompTIA along with the Technology Councils of North America and the State Tech Council Alliance Partners urged Congressional leaders on August 2 to roll back the tariffs placed on imported goods from China before they cause any more harm to our economy and U.S. competitiveness around the world.
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