DEC 10, 2019 | US
Tech Firms Buoyed by Democratic Backing of North America Trade Deal
MLEX, December 10, 2019
By Kat Lucero
The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, contains the most robust set of digital provisions in any international trade accord, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership that took effect last year. It would replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which took effect in 1994. When NAFTA was being negotiated, the “digital revolution was in its infancy,” the Office of the US Trade Representative said in a statement.
The software industry welcomed the announcement. “The software that powers our daily lives depends on the rapid and seamless movement of data across borders,” said Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance.
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。