On Sunday, Chamber of Progress ran a full page ad in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calling on U.S. officials to protect America’s tech workers at the inaugural Trade and Technology Council meeting in Pittsburgh this week. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken are scheduled to attend the council meeting on Wednesday, September 29, along with their EU counterparts.
The tech summit comes as European officials have targeted American tech companies with regulatory legislation. Europe’s recently proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA) singles out five U.S. companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft — as gatekeepers, but no European or Asian companies. The DMA would limit those companies’ products in Europe in ways that would give their competitors a leg up, and force American companies to share hard-earned technological advantages with would-be international rivals.
“European leaders are abandoning the long-held principle that neither U.S. nor European laws should discriminate against the others’ businesses,” said Chamber of Progress CEO and Founder Adam Kovacevich. “This summit is an important moment for the Biden Administration to stand up for U.S. workers. American jobs are on the line.”
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