JAN 14, 2019 | UNITED KINGDOM | US
BSA Calls Out Benefits of Data Flows for US-UK Trade Agreement
WASHINGTON - January 15, 2019 - In comments on the upcoming US-UK trade negotiations, BSA | The Software Alliance called for rules to safeguard cross-border data transfers and to promote frameworks relating to intellectual property and voluntary standard-setting that can help drive future software innovation. BSA also called on the Office of the US Trade Representative to negotiate rules to counter digital protectionism, including in the form of data localization requirements, customs duties on electronic transmissions, preferential treatment for state-owned enterprises, and source code or algorithm disclosure requirements and other forced technology transfer mechanisms.
Software is a key economic driver for both countries. In the United States, software contributes more than $1 trillion to the GDP and supports more than 10.5 million jobs. In the United Kingdom, software contributes €170 billion to the GDP and supports 2.7 million jobs. Software relies on the movement of data across borders to deliver these benefits. By incorporating improvements into trade negotiations with the United Kingdom and trading partners elsewhere, the software industry can continue creating US jobs and improving the competitiveness of US industries while advancing trans-Atlantic trade relations. BSA looks forward to engaging on these negotiations as they progress.
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。