JUL 12, 2015 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Urges EU & US to Advance Transatlantic Trade Discussions
Brussels — 13 July 2015 — As this week’s negotiating round on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) begins in Brussels, BSA | The Software Alliance urged EU and US negotiators to continue to work toward swift completion of an ambitious and comprehensive trade partnership that will foster more trade in digital products and services.
“The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is an opportunity to further strengthen the already strong relationship between Europe and the US, particularly when it comes to digital trade,” said Thomas Boué, Director of Policy – EMEA for BSA. “Last week’s debate in the European Parliament and passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill in the US last month should reinvigorate these discussions with new urgency, and an aim to expedite completion of an agreement that enables digital commerce by keeping borders open to data flows and preventing mandates on where servers and other computing infrastructure are located. BSA urges negotiators to work toward a trade partnership fit for the digital age.”
Media Contact: Lisa Randleslisar@bsa.org
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。