SEP 09, 2022 | US | ASIA PACIFIC
BSA Welcomes Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial Statement; Urges All Parties to Seek Strong Digital Economy Commitments
TOKYO, NEW DELHI, SINGAPORE, SEOUL, WASHINGTON – September 9, 2022 – BSA | The Software Alliance congratulates the leaders of Australia, Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam on the conclusion of the September 2022 Ministerial Conference and the release of Ministerial Statements relating to four pillars – connected economy (trade), clean economy, fair economy, and supply chains.
“BSA supports today's announcement of digital trade negotiations focused on data transfers, digital inclusion, and emerging technologies," said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “We urge all IPEF economies to agree to refrain from adopting data localization requirements, Internet customs duties, unnecessary cross-border data restrictions, or forced technology transfer or disclosure mandates – for example on software source code. We also urge all IPEF economies to promote procedural fairness in standards-setting for digital technologies and services. Finally, we urge all IPEF economies to promote better utilization of these technologies to combat climate change and foster inclusive and equitable economic growth.”
The IPEF is committed to supporting well-paid and highly skilled digital jobs across the Indo-Pacific region, while strengthening alliances and advancing shared supply chain-, labor-, sustainability-, and democratic governance-related goals. For more information, please see BSA’s Jobs-Centric Digital Trade Policy, BSA’s Submission on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, and BSA’s Software: Supporting US Through COVID.
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。