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.

Urge Congress to Support Imports

Trade Committees


Press Releases

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

Feb 15, 2017

CompTIA Finalizes Agenda for 2017 D.C. Fly-In and Tech Policy Summit

Feb 13, 2017

CompTIA Statement on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

Jan 30, 2017

Blog Articles

  • Trade Policy Impact Calculator for "What if" Scenarios

    by Stefanie Holland | Jan 30, 2017
    CompTIA member BPE Global developed a free calculator that allows you to take your company's import data and with the push of a button, get a fact-based data sheet that shows the impact of the President's proposed trade policies to your company.
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  • CompTIA Submits Report on Foreign Barriers to Tech Trade

    by Stefanie Holland | Nov 03, 2016
    On October 27, CompTIA submitted a report to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as it works to compile the annual National Trade Estimate (NTE) on foreign barriers to trade. CompTIA used this opportunity to provide the federal government with information on the foreign barriers member companies face when exporting their products and services.
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  • Cloud-Based Tech CEO Calls on Congress to Approve the TPP

    by Stefanie Holland | Oct 28, 2016
    ClikCloud founder and CEO Dan Shapero joins companies across the U.S. on encouraging Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in an effort to promote high-tech trade throughout the world.
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