FEB 06, 2020 | GLOBAL
BSA’s Special 301 Filing Emphasizes Importance to Innovation of Fair and Equitable Global Market Access Policies
WASHINGTON – February 6, 2020 – Today, in its annual Special 301 filing, BSA | The Software Alliance requested that the US government continue working with its trading partners to promote fair and equitable market access to US companies that rely on intellectual property protection. Unwarranted restrictions on the ability to move information across borders are a critical market access concern for US companies – including BSA members – that drive innovation and job creation.
Each year, the software industry contributes roughly $1.6 trillion in GDP, 14 million jobs, and over $63 billion in R&D funding to the US economy. The software industry also makes significant investments in economic growth and innovation abroad. Foreign market access barriers that limit or impede the cross-border movement of data hamper this growth and innovation, including by cutting off local industries’ access to cutting-edge software innovations.
In its submission, BSA recommends that the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) place five countries, including China and India, on its Priority Watch List. BSA also recommended that USTR place five countries on its Watch List. BSA urges all countries to adopt forward-looking cross border data policies that promote innovation and prosperity in their own markets and around the world.
For a copy of BSA’s full submission, click here.
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。