By Lisa Johnston
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Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is urging China to resume negotiations in Geneva to conclude the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion.
CEA said official negotiations have now been suspended due to a lack of progress by the Chinese delegation on its negotiation position. No date to resume discussions has been announced:
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Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association has expressed concern over China’s negotiations toward an updated trade agreement with the U.S.
In response to talks in Geneva this week to conclude the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), Sage Chandler, CEA international trade president, said China is delaying the prospects of a tariff-reducing deal this week for IT products.
Barrington, Ill. — The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) congregated in Chicago earlier this week for its three-day HTSA Marketing Summit II.
The summit featured educational presentations and collaborative workshops, all designed to increase “the reach and authority of specialty integrators and retailers,” the group said.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released a statement commending U.S. Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) for their introduction of the Patent Litigation and Innovation Act.
Clifton, N.J. — Ultimate Integration, the newest member of the PowerHouse Alliance, will be opening its new showroom and warehouse, here, at an opening event on Tuesday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ultimate Integration is the group’s 13th member and is responsible for New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and more, and “has done a great job so far,” according to Dennis Holzer, executive director of PowerHouse.
Chester Springs, Pa. — Azione Unlimited (AU), the education/buying group for custom retailers and integrators, has unveiled a five-committee structure to help guide the organization over the next three years.
The committees, which were developed at the group’s spring conference in April, are comprised of dealers and vendors and include the following:
Arlington, Va. — The CEA Foundation pledged its support Monday for the Lighthouse International patient resource and communications center.
The Foundation, which is a charitable arm of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), said it will donate a grant for an unspecified amount to the center to help assist thousands of people with visual impairments in New York and online across the country in using technology available to them.
Arlington, Va. - Consumer confidence in technology spending increased in June, while confidence in the broader economy declined, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Both remain lower year over year, CEA said.
The CEA Index of Consumer Technology Expectations (ICTE), which measures consumer expectations about technology spending, increased 6.2 points in June to 86.5.
Arlington,Va, - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports it is forming the Driver Device Interface Working Group to develop industry standards and/or best practices for designing consumer electronics products to help maximize driver safety while using consumer technologies in the car.
CEA’s Portable Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee approved this group to deal with portable and handheld consumer electronics products, as well as consumer electronics products used in private and commercial vehicles, boats and aircraft.