JAN 24, 2019 | US
BSA | The Software Alliance Welcomes Commitment to Talks on Digital Trade and E-Commerce Rules
WASHINGTON - January 25, 2019 –In a letter released today, BSA | The Software Alliance joined 54 other industry and stakeholder associations in welcoming today’s announcement by 76 WTO members committing to work towards a “high-standard outcome” in future negotiations on global rules governing digital trade and electronic commerce. This WTO initiative reflects a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set global rules on data and the digital economy. BSA strongly supports this initiative. Open data policies facilitate the development and deployment of technology, enhance productivity, and are critical to economic development. To ensure that local industries have access to best-in-class software technologies and services, open and innovative economies are already entering international agreements and harmonizing their laws to encourage the free movement of data across borders and to prohibit localization mandates. To date, dozens of countries – across the globe and at all levels of development – have made, or are negotiating, such commitments under bilateral and regional agreements. The WTO must not fall behind the global trend.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。