APR 28, 2020 | GLOBAL
BSA Urges US-Kenya Commitment to Strong Digital Trade Provisions
WASHINGTON – April 28, 2020 – In comments submitted to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), BSA | The Software Alliance urged USTR to prioritize digital trade in its upcoming US-Kenya trade negotiations. Strong bilateral digital trade commitments, especially on cross-border data flows, offer a tremendous opportunity for US and Kenyan bilateral economic integration. Robust commitments on cross-border data transfers and on other digital trade issues facilitate the development and deployment of technology, enhance productivity, and are critical to economic development. To ensure that their industries have access to best-in-class software technologies and services, the United States and Kenya should commit to ambitious provisions based on prior US digital trade agreements, including the US-Japan digital trade agreement and the digital trade provisions of the USMCA. BSA looks forward to engaging with both countries on these negotiations as they progress.
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。