Changes to Export Controls Support U.S. Standards Leadership

Arlington, VA (September 8, 2022) – The Telecommunications Industry Association—the trusted industry association for the connected world—released a statement applauding an Interim Final Rule from the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security changing the application of export controls to exclude standards development work.

TIA issued the following statement from CEO David Stehlin:

“TIA applauds the Commerce Department for taking commonsense action to allow U.S. companies to fully participate in global standards setting. This action ensures that American ICT companies can fully participate in global work on standards for future technologies.”

“The U.S. government now has an opportunity to expand how it works with non-government stakeholders – and with our allies and partners – to support the global, private-sector-led standards system. Ensuring that government restrictions don’t hinder U.S. participation is an important first step, and TIA looks forward to partnering with the Department to support American leadership in next generation network technologies.”



Dan Brown,

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).