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CEA Member Urges Congress To Resist Actions That Could Expose U.S. Exports To Retaliation


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the preeminent trade association representing more than 2,100 consumer technology companies, today released a statement endorsing the testimony of CEA member company MAXSA Innovations before a U.S. House committee examining global free trade.

“A global network of production—in particular, production in China—allows U.S. companies to keep a strong manufacturing presence in the United States,” said Skip West, president of MAXSA Innovations in testimony delivered today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade.

Highlighting CEA’s position on U.S.-China trade, West testified that the global production network allows U.S. technology companies to keep a robust domestic manufacturing presence focused on high-value products where America retains a competitive advantage, while keeping innovative products coming to the market at affordable prices for U.S. consumers.

West noted that consumer electronics imports from China support thousands of American jobs, including jobs in research and development, marketing, distribution and after-sales support.

“CEA is the U.S. sponsor of SINOCES, China’s largest technology exhibition,” West explained. “The extraordinary success of this show illustrates the importance of this relationship to the technology industry.”

Finally, West urged Congress not to take measures inconsistent with our World Trade Organization obligations. “The result may be retaliatory measures by China or other countries against our exports,” West cautioned.


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