TIA Government Affairs Updates Q4 – 2022

TIA Government Affairs team has been very active over the past few months advocating for our members and the ICT industry by working with a variety of U.S. and international government agencies and officials.

On the issue of supply chain security, TIA met with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and State leads on the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council (TTC) working group related to secure supply chains. On the international front, TIA Government Affairs met with the EU Commission DG CNECT H1 staff in Brussels to discuss supply chain security and with the Commission DG GROW staff to discuss standardization-related issues. Other international efforts included meeting with representatives of OfCom (UK’s communications regulator); the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and other UK telecommunications-related agencies to discuss ICT supply chain security and U.S.-U.K. standards collaboration.

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Throughout Q4, TIA held regular meetings with the Commerce Department, NTIA, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss the implementation of the Buy America Act and held a series of meetings with staff from Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Senator Cornyn, Senator Wicker, and committee staff of the Senate and House Commerce Committees to discuss the logistical concerns of a blanket prohibition of semiconductors from Chinese vendors.

As part of the 2022 TIA QuEST Forum Trusted Network Summit in November, Dr. Laurie Locascio, Director of NIST and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, briefed TIA membership on efforts to advance global quality and security for ICT. TIA Government Affairs finished up 2022 by meeting with Narda Jones, chief of staff at the FCC, to discuss FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s priorities for 2023. They also filed the annual filing on trade barriers to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and comments with the Bureau of Industry and Security regarding the application of export controls to standards development.

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