January 29, 2020

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TechNet Hails USMCA Signing, Urges Administration and Congress to Keep Trade Momentum Going

Washington, D.C. — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore today issued the following statement regarding President Trump signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law:

“Signing the USMCA is a significant step forward to modernize U.S. trade policies with Mexico and Canada, our top two trading partners.  Technology is a critical part of our economy that impacts every industry, and the USMCA features strong intellectual property protections and a landmark digital chapter that will eliminate digital trade barriers and enhance trade between our countries.

“TechNet has been a vocal proponent of the USMCA and appreciates the bipartisan work by lawmakers and the Trump Administration to bring our trade policies into the 21st century.  Altogether, the recent trade deals with Japan and Mexico and Canada set high standards and strong rules that should be replicated in other trade deals going forward.  The Trump Administration and Congress should build on these recent deals to keep the trade momentum going."

Last month, Moore penned an op-ed on Fox Business in support of the USMCA.  TechNet has been actively engaged on USMCA since submitting official comments to USTR on June 12, 2017 highlighting the tech industry’s priorities as the Administration began considering its negotiating principles.

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