The following statement can be attributed to Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA)® president and CEO Gary Shapiro regarding
President Obama's nomination of Robert Holleyman to serve as Deputy U.S.
Trade Representative (USTR):
"We congratulate Mr. Holleyman on his nomination. Upon his confirmation,
we look forward to working with him to create strong trade agreements
that create jobs and promote innovation.
"Specifically, we will work with Mr. Holleyman to craft agreements
exclusive of harmful intermediary liability language and excessive
copyright restrictions. We believe that intellectual property provisions
of agreements should not exceed U.S. law and must recognize that fair
use is a key building block of innovation. More, this protection should
be incorporated into a Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill which will
enable the President and USTR to pass critical trade agreements more
"Likewise, CEA looks forward to working with Mr. Holleyman on a
successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement,
the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA), and te Trans-Atlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership (T-TIP) agreement. Securing these agreements will
help expand existing and open new markets to American exporters."
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade
association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics
industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA
membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical
training and education, industry promotion, standards development and
the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and
produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All
profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA
online at www.CE.org,
and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social.
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