JAN 29, 2020 | US
BSA Commends Signing of USMCA
WASHINGTON – January 29, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance applauds today’s signing of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA’s digital trade and intellectual property provisions are the strongest ever enacted in a US free trade agreement and will help increase American competitiveness and create jobs.
“The free flow of data across borders ensures access to cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and other software solutions that power businesses around the world. Innovative and open economies recognize the need for forward-looking digital trade agreements that allow information to move between countries,” said Aaron Cooper, Vice President, Global Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Trade agreements including the USMCA and the US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement are key to promote growth in the digital economy. BSA welcomes this step forward and urges other countries to implement similarly strong digital trade agreements.”
BSA recently launched the Global Data Alliance, a cross-industry coalition of companies focused on the importance of instilling trust in the digital economy while safeguarding the ability to transfer data across borders and refraining from imposing data localization requirements. For more information on the Global Data Alliance, visit: www.globaldataalliance.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。