JAN 07, 2016 | US
BSA| The Software Alliance Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and Urges Prompt Implementation
WASHINGTON — January 8, 2016 — BSA and our member companies applaud the conclusion of the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
“The TPP is a leap forward in trade agreements, establishing rules that truly reflect 21st century trade,” noted Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “It ensures opportunities and growth for all sectors that rely on data innovation by establishing the first-ever strong and enforceable general application trade rules on cross-border data flows in a multilateral agreement.”
Information and data drive today’s economies, and that will only accelerate in coming years, Espinel added. “We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration towards rapid implementation of the Agreement. The TPP lays an important foundation for digital trade that we urge be built upon and expanded in future trade agreements,” she said.
In addition to enforceable commitments on cross-border data flows, the Agreement addresses critically important areas for the software industry such as market access, transparency and due process in government procurement, as well as intellectual property protection, including prohibitions on forced technology transfers.
Producing this complex, much-needed Agreement is indeed an achievement. We urge the Administration to seize opportunities to work with Congress to ensure that the benefits of the TPP that matter so much for 21st century trade are fully achieved.
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。