JAN 26, 2021 | GLOBAL
Industry Groups Push for WTO E-Commerce Progress After Text Is Issued
Inside US Trade, January 26, 2021
By Isabelle Icso
Following the circulation of a consolidated text last month, more than 70 industry groups from around the world are pushing for the further advancement of plurilateral e-commerce talks ahead of the next World Trade Organization ministerial conference.
The international industry associations this week called on negotiators of the WTO Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce to secure an agreement that “can help realize the promise of cross-border access to technology and the trusted movement of data across regions,” as they wrote in a Jan. 26 letter.
Joseph Whitlock, director of policy for BSA, told Inside US Trade the letter "reflects a broad consensus among associations in different sectors from many countries across six continents for common sense rules."
Among those rules, he added, should be provisions "that prohibit discriminatory or unnecessary data localization mandates and data transfer restrictions; that require countries to adopt or maintain a framework to protect personal information and that support interoperability among different domestic legal frameworks."
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。