WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice for the technology sector, released the following statement from President and CEO Dean Garfield reacting to news that a deal has been reached by negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):
“We welcome the news announcing a deal has been reached by TPP Trade Ministers in Atlanta. TPP has the potential to be a new model for trade deals in the 21st century—boosting economies in the United States and around the globe by lowering trade barriers and by promoting transparency and good governance. For the tech sector, the true test of the deal will be whether it is an agreement that will support jobs, drive sustainable growth, foster inclusive development, and promote 21st century innovation. We also look forward to reviewing the text, when it is made public, to ensure that it achieves these goals, and as well to the work ahead with the administration and Congress."
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