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Statement On The Introduction Of The Digital Trade For Development Act

Washington, DC – Today, the Digital Trade for Development Act, which updates the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program by adding digital trade as a statutory consideration under GSP eligibility criteria to promote sound economic development, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Internet Association President and CEO K. Dane Snowden praised the act in the following statement:

“The crucial nonpartisan reforms proposed by Representative LaHood modernize the GSP program by supporting open and forward-looking digital trade policies to promote economic growth in the developing world.”

The full bill can be found here.