MAR 30, 2017 | US
BSA Welcomes Focus on Digital Trade Barriers in 2017 National Trade Estimate Report
WASHINGTON – March 31, 2017 –The 2017 National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report, released today by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), highlights significant barriers to US exports, including barriers to digital trade such as policies that impede the international flow of data and several other detrimental policies. Many of the barriers the report identifies--including polices that impact companies’ ability to move data across borders, that require the disclosure of proprietary information, and that mandate the use of local content and/or technology--had been previously raised by BSA in response to USTR’s request for public comments to help inform the report.
“We appreciate USTR highlighting market access barriers that impact digital trade in the 2017 NTE Report, and we urge the Administration to continue working with other governments to address these 21st Century economic issues,” said Victoria Espinel, President & CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “Eliminating barriers that prevent BSA members and other US companies from providing their products and services around the world is critical to allow them to continue innovating, creating jobs, and contributing to the U.S. economy.”
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。