FEB 11, 2015 | US
BSA Urges Congress to Pass Updated Trade Promotion Authority Legislation in Joint Letter
WASHINGTON, DC — February 12, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance, in partnership with five leading trade associations that represent hundreds of global technology and Internet companies, today sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to swiftly pass updated Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation – further recognizing today’s digital economy and the growing importance of the technology and Internet sectors.
“Trade Promotion Authority looks to the future, encourages continued innovation and guards against new forms of digital protectionism,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “This letter should send a clear message from the technology community that passing an updated TPA bill is critically important for ensuring our trade policy is ready for the 21st century, and ultimately for growing the economy and creating jobs.”
The joint letter is also signed by Computer and Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Internet Association, Information Technology Industry Council, Semiconductor Industry Association, Silicon Valley Leadership Group and TechNet. Click here for the full text of the letter.
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。