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

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

Blog Articles

  • 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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