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The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), in response to the Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation:
“Kudos to the Senate for passing TPA legislation. It is a common sense bill, which simply guarantees a vote on trade agreements and directs our trade negotiators to balance intellectual property rights with an open-and-fair flow of commerce. We thank the senators who voted for TPA. You are friends of innovation, technology, jobs and a more peaceful world.
“Thanks to members of both houses who worked hard to reach a bipartisan compromise and supported this bill. We thank the administration for making trade and TPA passage a priority, and look forward to President Obama signing the legislation.”
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $286 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org, InnovationMovement.com and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social