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TIA Statement on the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal

Arlington, VA (December 13, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today issued the following statement in response to the US and China’s phase one trade deal agreement.

David Stehlin, TIA’s Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement:

“TIA appreciates that the U.S. and China have come to a ‘Phase One’ agreement to lower harmful tariffs and expand intellectual property protections for American companies operating in China. TIA believes this agreement is a first step toward addressing systematic issues and could lead to meaningful gains for consumers and companies on both sides. TIA hopes that faithful implementation of this Phase One agreement will build trust and encourage China to address the unfair trading practices that limit market access for global technology firms operating in China.”

Contact

Clarence Reynolds, 703-907-7004, creynolds@tiaonline.org

About TIA

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