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

Events

  • 13th Annual CompTIA Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference

    San Jose, CA
    September 19, 2019 8:30 AM

Press Releases

CompTIA Joins Groups to Sign Letter in Support of USMCA

Sep 10, 2019

CompTIA Strengthens Advocacy Team with Strategic Additions

Sep 04, 2019

CompTIA Issues Statement on Administration's Plans for Imposing New 10% Tariffs

Aug 14, 2019

Blog Articles

  • France Flying Solo with New Tax is Self-Inflicted Pain

    by Geoff Lane | Aug 19, 2019
    France has enacted a digital services tax in an effort to hamper the growth of innovative companies based in the United States. Under the plan, those companies with at least $851 million in global revenue – of which at least $28 million is generated in France –would be slapped with a 3% tax, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019.
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  • The Future of the Harmonized System used in Global Trade

    by Roger Hughlett | May 13, 2019
    The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System generally referred to as "Harmonized System" or simply "HS" is a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
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  • Cyberstates Report Shows How Critical Technology Sector Is to U.S. Economy

    by Roger Hughlett | May 07, 2019
    There were more than 11.8 million people with technology jobs in the United States last year – an increase of 260,865 jobs between 2017 and last year. And while most of these jobs continue to be concentrated in major tech hubs, a solid number of states from the South and Midwest ranked within the top ten for total net tech employment, according to the new Cyberstates™ report from CompTIA.
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