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SE IPC Releases New Topic Brief on International Trade Agreements

Aug 30, 2016

Topic brief examines the impact various trade agreements have on the electronics industry

Trade Agreements' Impact on the Electronics Industry, released last week by IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, is a topic brief that explores the details of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). In particular, the brief addresses the potential impacts of these trade agreements on the various segments and regions of the global electronics industry.

Trade Agreements' Impact on the Electronics Industry is designed to help the reader best comprehend the information included in the trade agreements. The topic brief provides a historical perspective of U.S. trade agreements while summarizing complex issues and topics. In addition, actionable content is included in a way to improve organizations within the electronics industry, as well as increase the efficiency of their employees.

“We are very excited to assist the electronics industry with this complex and multifaceted issue,” said John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO and primary author of the topic brief. “Good or bad, these international trade agreements will have an impact on many of our members’ businesses. As an association, it is our job to help the electronics industry understand how international trade and in this instance TPP and T-TIP could potentially affect their organizations.”

The topic brief is currently available for purchase from the IPC Online Store.

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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