FEB 12, 2021 | UNITED KINGDOM
BSA Encourages UK to Champion Digital Trade in Evidence to the House of Commons
BRUSSELS – February 12, 2021 – In evidence submitted to the House of Commons’ International Trade Select Committee, BSA | The Software Alliance encourages the UK to embrace a modern digital trade agenda to encourage growth and innovation opportunities in all sectors across the country.
“COVID-19 has transformed the global economy and underscored the indispensable role of digital technologies in our lives. At a time of economic hardship for many countries, including the United Kingdom, digital trade is a beacon for recovery,” said Isabelle Roccia, Senior Manager, Policy – EMEA at BSA. “It is estimated that 60 percent of global GDP will be digitized by 2022, yet we are seeing a rise in digital protectionism in many regions of the globe. As it agrees new bilateral trade pacts and launches accession talks to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), London should seize the opportunity to champion forward-looking digital trade rules.”
“As one of the most innovative countries in the world, the UK can help drive the convergence of digital trade rules and trust-based governance at the global level,” Roccia added. “A two-pronged priority should be to support the seamless and secure movement of data across borders and to maximize interoperability among privacy frameworks around the world. BSA looks forward to ongoing engagement with the UK Government and sharing our deep industry expertise to help advance these goals.”
Read BSA’s full submission 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。