MAY 10, 2017 | US
BSA Welcomes Confirmation of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
WASHINGTON – May 11, 2017 – BSA | The Software Alliance praises the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative (USTR). During his confirmation hearing, Lighthizer affirmed as part of his trade agenda that “it is essential to moving forward that we have free flow of data, and that you can store the data where it makes sense economically.”
BSA is encouraged by Lighthizer’s recognition of the importance of cross-border data flows and digital trade rules. Data is critical to the global economy – in the US alone, the software that powers the data economy contributes $1 trillion to the GDP, supports almost 10 million jobs, and generates $52 billion in R&D investments. Transferring data across borders allows US companies to provide the best products and services to their customers and drives American innovation, but there are no international rules that protect this capability. The US should be a leader in creating the framework for these rules. BSA looks forward to working with Lighthizer and USTR to add digital trade provisions into upcoming US trade agreements in order to secure US economic and job growth.
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。