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.
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| 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.
| Jun 27, 2018
On June 21, CompTIA Advocacy hosted a well-attended event on Capitol Hill to discuss technology services and the policies that shape tech services globally. The event was supported by the Coalition of Service Industries and Women in International Trade.
| Jun 19, 2018
CompTIA’s Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president for public advocacy at CompTIA, penned an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News on June 19 on “Why trade wars over tariffs are not the answer for tech.” The op-ed is below, and link available here.