July 23, 2013
by South China Morning Post

Industry groups from around the world are set to call on Vice-Premier Wang Yang in a bid to convince China to back a global initiative to eliminate tariffs on a range of information and communications technology products.

The Information Technology Industry Council, an advocacy group based in the United States, has drafted a "global industry letter" addressed to Wang that is expected to be sent this week, with the support of dozens of concerned trade associations worldwide.

In a message sent to Hong Kong technology associations on Friday, John Neuffer, the council's senior vice-president for global policy, said: "To help advance the talks, we felt a letter from global industry to senior leadership in Beijing would be helpful."

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