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BSA Urges EU & US to Advance Transatlantic Trade Discussions

Brussels — 13 July 2015 — As this week’s negotiating round on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) begins in Brussels, BSA | The Software Alliance urged EU and US negotiators to continue to work toward swift completion of an ambitious and comprehensive trade partnership that will foster more trade in digital products and services.

“The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is an opportunity to further strengthen the already strong relationship between Europe and the US, particularly when it comes to digital trade,” said Thomas Boué, Director of Policy – EMEA for BSA. “Last week’s debate in the European Parliament and passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill in the US last month should reinvigorate these discussions with new urgency, and an aim to expedite completion of an agreement that enables digital commerce by keeping borders open to data flows and preventing mandates on where servers and other computing infrastructure are located. BSA urges negotiators to work toward a trade partnership fit for the digital age.”

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Lisa Randles
lisar@bsa.org

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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
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