(WASHINGTON, DC) November 10, 2015 – The Technology CEO Council (TCC) executive director Bruce Mehlman issued the following statement today regarding the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations:
Oracle, Akamai Technologies Join Tech Industry Leaders to Promote U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness
The Technology CEO Council (TCC) today announced that D. Mark Durcan, chief executive officer and director of Micron Technology, Inc., has been named the group’s newest chair, succeeding outgoing chair Ursula M. Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation. In his new role, Durcan will spearhead efforts by fellow information technology industry leaders to advance policies that promote U.S. innovation and competitiveness.
The Technology CEO Council (TCC) applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement that United States negotiators have achieved a breakthrough in talks to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The results of these negotiations pave the way for an agreement to conclude the World Trade Organization’s ITA expansion, which will eliminate tariffs on an estimated $1 trillion in annual global sales of information and communications technology products, of which more than $100 billion now come from the United States.
Technology CEO Council Executive Director Bruce Mehlman issued the following statement today regarding the House Judiciary Committee passage of the USA Freedom Act, introduced by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) and Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY); as well as the Senate USA Freedom Act introduced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT):
The Technology CEO Council (TCC) today applauded President Obama's call for action on international trade in his State of the Union Address, in which he urged lawmakers to approve a bipartisan trade promotion authority (TPA) bill. President Obama also signaled plans to continue his push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), deals he said will protect American workers by creating jobs and increasing wages here in the U.S.