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SIIA Joins Multi-Industry Coalition to Urge Ratification of the USMCA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2019) – The Software & Information Industry Association, the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries, joined the “Pass USMCA Coalition,” a multi-industry coalition, to urge Congress to ratify the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
SIIA Senior VP for Global Public Policy, Carl Schonander, issued the following statement:
“SIIA is pleased to join the Pass USMCA Coalition, a coalition representing a diverse set of industries which shows just how important ratification of the USMCA is to the U.S. economy.
“SIIA in particular believes that the USMCA is a major step forward in creating an open trading system in data. As we have mentioned before, we are pleased with the agreement’s cross-border data flow obligations, protections for source code/algorithms, and recognition that the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system is a valid facilitator of cross-border data flows, including financial data, while protecting personal information.
“We join our colleagues across a wide-scope of American industry in urging Congress to ratify the USMCA as it will serve as a boon for innovation in the future.”
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.siia.net.