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Global Policy Action Committee

Mr. Douglas Johnson, Chairman, Global Policy Action Committee
Vice President, Emerging Technology Policy
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

WITSA is increasingly assuming a leading advocacy role in the development of international public policy that affects the creation of a robust global tech infrastructure.

WITSA strengthens the industry at large by promoting a fair trade environment. WITSA helps governments, institutions and multilateral organizations to understand future technology trends and to voice the concerns of the tech industry with regards to policies that affect industry interests. These organizations include the following:

  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • United Nations (UN)
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • World Bank
  • Asia‐Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Other international forums

Among some of the public policy issues where WITSA is involved include:

  • Increasing competition through open markets and regulatory reform
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Encouraging cross‐industry and government cooperation to enhance information security
  • Bridging the education and skills gap
  • Reducing tariff and non‐tariff trade barriers to tech goods and services
  • Safeguarding the viability and growth of the Internet and electronic commerce

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