JAN 09, 2019 | US
BSA Urges Administration to Exclude Commercially Available Technologies from Export Control Rulemaking
WASHINGTON – January 10, 2019 – BSA | The Software Alliance submitted comments to the Department of Commerce regarding its rulemaking on potential new export controls on “emerging technologies.” BSA expressed support for modernizing the Export Administration Regulations’ coverage of emerging technologies that are essential to US national security, but urged the Commerce Department to adhere closely to key policy principles identified by Congress when it passed the Export Control Reform Act by explicitly exempting commercially available technologies and software from any future regulations. As the Commerce Department moves forward with defining the technologies that may become subject to future controls, BSA argued that it should commit to an iterative rulemaking process through which industry is afforded an opportunity to provide evidence about the potential consequences that new controls could have on US technological leadership.
This rulemaking is the first step in a longer term process. In tasking the Commerce Department with leading this effort, Congress sensibly recognized that long-term national security is dependent on the US remaining the global hub for innovation. BSA looks forward to working with the Commerce Department as this process moves forward.
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。