The following statement is attributed to Cinnamon Rogers, Executive Vice President of Advocacy, The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), regarding today’s announcement from House Democrats on the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA):
“The USMCA sets a new precedent for modern trade rules. This new North American trade pact not only modernizes the rules for trade in the United States, but the entire North American economy. This landmark agreement contains the strongest digital and intellectual property chapters found in any free-trade agreement to-date, which will foster innovation for American companies across industries and will help ensure North America’s leadership for future technology R&D and manufacturing.
“Canada and Mexico are the tech industry’s leading partners for tech product exports accounting for one-third of U.S. tech goods exports, according to CompTIA’s Tech Trade Snapshot. Additionally, the USMCA is a victory for America’s workforce. More than 252,000 American jobs are directly supported by tech exports to Canada and Mexico. Congress can support and promote America’s global technology leadership by quickly approving the USMCA and CompTIA commends the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Congressional House Members for their diligent work to finalize this landmark trade agreement.”
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