Report highlights obstacles for U.S. exports of telecommunications equipment.
Washington, D.C. – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leader in advocacy, standards development, business development, and intelligence for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, officially filed its 2010 National Trade Estimate (NTE) on Foreign Trade Barriers Report to the United States Trade Representative. The NTE is an annual series that details significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. Countries and regions covered in this year's TIA submission include China, India, Republic of Korea, Mexico, the European Union, and Brazil.
"Promoting a truly global communications market, TIA encourages full, fair, and open competition," said TIA Vice President for Government Affairs Danielle Coffey. "While the world continues to make progress in liberalizing trade generally over the long term, obstacles still remain for U.S.
exports of telecommunications equipment."
Issues highlighted in this year's NTE filing include issues related to discrimination in government procurement; protectionist policies associated with indigenous innovation initiatives; discriminatory, complex and non-transparent equipment testing and certification processes; and support for joining and adhering to the WTO Information Technology Agreement.
To access TIA's 2010 NTE submission, please visit http://www.tiaonline.org/gov_affairs/fcc_filings/documents/USTR_filing_2010_NTE_general1.pdf.
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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, advocacy, tradeshows, business opportunities, market intelligence and world-wide environmental regulatory analysis. With roots dating back to 1924, TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment and entertainment.
TIA co-owns the SUPERCOMM® tradeshow and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit tiaonline.org.
TIA's Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ACS, ADC, ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, AttivaCorp, Avaya, Bechtel Communications, Inc., Cisco Systems, Corning Incorporated, Ericsson, Inc., GENBAND, Inc., Graybar, Henkels & McCoy, ILS Technology, Intel Corporation, Intersect, Inc., LGE, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, Openwave, Inc., Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Powerwave Technologies, Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tellabs, Tyco Electronics, Ulticom, Inc., and Verari Systems. Advisors to the Board include FAL Associates, Orca Systems and Telcordia Technologies.
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