APR 28, 2021 | EUROPEAN UNION | UNITED KINGDOM | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
BSA Welcomes Ratification of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
BRUSSELS – April 28, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance offered the following statement on today’s ratification of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) by the European Parliament.
“The UK and the EU are two of the most open, innovative, and connected economies in the world. BSA welcomes the TCA, particularly its chapter on digital trade, which will help safeguard the responsible movement of data between both long-standing partners and encourage economic growth,” said Isabelle Roccia, Director, Policy – EMEA at BSA.
“The TCA’s digital trade provisions commit the EU and the UK to having data transfer mechanisms in place, banning customs duties on electronic transmissions, and cooperating on regulatory issues, including emerging technologies. Continued collaboration between Brussels and London in these areas sends a strong and positive signal for multilateral discussions on e-commerce currently underway at the WTO,” Roccia added. “As global recovery efforts continue, ensuring trust in the digital economy and responsible international data flows could not be more important.”
Learn more about BSA’s digital trade priorities 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。