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January 16, 2020 | CEO's Corner

RIAA Statement on Phase 1 of U.S.-China Trade Agreement

Washington, D.C. (January 16, 2020) – Mitch Glazier, Chairman & CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), released the following statement today in response to release of the text of Phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade agreement:

“We welcome phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade agreement and its provisions on copyright protection and enforcement. We are grateful for this achievement and for the hard work of many, including at USTR and at the White House, for securing these provisions, including combatting online infringement as well as counterfeiting and piracy on e-commerce platforms. We look forward to the full implementation of these commitments in China.”

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world, investing in great artists to help them reach their potential and connect to their fans. Nearly 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States is created, manufactured or distributed by RIAA members.