TIA Joins Pan-Industry Coalition Calling for Alternatives to Section 301 Tariffs

Arlington, VA (March 19, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today joined 44 other business groups, representing industries from agriculture to shipping to furniture, to send a letter urging President Trump not to impose duties in response to unfair Chinese trade practices. The letter also calls for concerted action with America’s international partners on China trade concerns and encourages the Trump administration to allow for public comment on China trade remedies, including on the economic impact of any potential actions.

Cinnamon Rogers, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, issued the following statement:

“Along with dozens of associations, TIA urges the administration to refrain from unilateral actions that will end up hurting the U.S. economy. Tariffs will raise costs for U.S. consumers and businesses, undermining benefits from recent tax cuts.”

To read the full letter, click here.


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of companies delivering technologies and services to revolutionize the way the world communicates. TIA represents and convenes the manufacturers and suppliers, network operators, distributors, service enablers and system integrators of global communications technologies across its Technology, Government Affairs, Standards, and Business Performance communities. Tackling unique challenges faced by the ICT industry, TIA shapes the solutions that enable high-speed networks and accelerates connectivity across all markets.