AHC Applauds the U.S. Government on Important Progress to Eliminate Tariffs on Medical Products
Alliance for Healthcare Competitiveness Commends U.S. Leadership on Important Progress with ITA to Eliminate Tariffs on Medical Products
Washington, D.C. (November 13, 2014) –The Alliance for Healthcare Competitiveness (AHC) commends the Obama Administration for its leadership this week in reaching an important agreement between the United States and China under the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), including provisions that seek the elimination of tariffs globally on medical products that use information technology. AHC applauds the efforts of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and other leaders in taking this important step forward in reducing barriers to valuable health technology.
AHC is a coalition of leading healthcare manufacturers, payers, service providers and non-profits that represent the health ecosystem. The coalition supports the elimination of a wide range of outdated barriers to healthcare goods and services to help deliver the best technologies to meet the health needs of our growing population and expand access to therapeutic advances to patients in need. AHC looks forward to swift completion of the final ITA agreement that would, among other priorities, remove hurdles to the delivery of world class medical technology, increase productivity and spur economic growth in countries around the world.
About the Alliance for Healthcare Competitiveness
The Alliance for Healthcare Competitiveness (AHC), the only coalition calling for more open trade at the health sector level, advocates for improved access to healthcare products and services across borders, bringing together a diverse group of organizations, recognizing the value of sector-wide collaboration and partnership. Our membership includes leading healthcare employers – both for-profit and non-profit, large and small – with a presence throughout the United States and in approximately 160 countries across the globe. AHC was formed in 2009.
The Alliance for Global Health and Competitiveness, LLC is a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI) of the Business Council for Global Development, LLC.