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BSA ACTIONS ON COVID-19

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BSA urged policymakers in 27 countries to support IT infrastructure

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BSA called on all 50 US states to prioritize workers essential to IT services

BSA is working closely with policymakers around the world at the state and federal levels to help them navigate a number of policy issues related to COVID-19. See below for details.

MAY 27, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA’s Response & Recovery Agenda identifies the policy priorities and strategic initiatives that will enable governments and their citizens to prepare for and implement increased remote working, resilient education systems, and other remote-based activities. Read more
 

MAR 26, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA | The Software Alliance urges government leaders around the world to prioritize workers essential to enabling and maintaining important IT services and infrastructure in their COVID-19 response efforts. Read more
 

MAY 13, 2020 | US

BSA | The Software Alliance sent a letter to Congress outlining the software industry’s priorities for future COVID-19 relief legislation. The letter highlighted four key areas of focus: reliable and secure access to high-speed internet, modernized government information technology, skills training, and small business access to cloud services. Read more
 

MAY 08, 2020 | ASIA PACIFIC

The Global Data Alliance welcomes the Statement on COVID-19 by APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade and encourages APEC economies to strengthen their cooperation under the APEC digital agenda to foster cross-border connectivity to help respond to the extraordinary health and economic challenges of this time. Read more
 

MAY 07, 2020 | US

BSA | The Software Alliance commends Senators Jacky Rosen and Marsha Blackburn on their Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act, S. 3188. Read more
 

APR 28, 2020 | US

BSA filed comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeking tariff relief for medical technologies related to the COVID-19 response. Read more
 

APR 28, 2020 | US

BSA filed comments to the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) seeking tariff relief for medical technologies related to the COVID-19 response. Read more
 

APR 21, 2020 | US

BSA strongly urges the Administration to consider the role immigrants play in the pandemic response as well as the response and reopening of the economy, and to consult with relevant stakeholders before taking action. Read more
 

APR 20, 2020 | US

BSA joined a coalition of tech and cyber groups in a letter urging Congress to include dedicated funding for state and local governments in the next COVID-19 relief package. Read more
 

APR 17, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION

BSA | The Software Alliance commends EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan’s call to waive tariffs on medical equipment for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
 

APR 16, 2020 | US

BSA | The Software Alliance submitted testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee for its hearing, “Enlisting Big Data in the Fight Against Coronavirus.” Read more
 

MAR 24, 2020 | JAPAN

BSA | The Software Alliance applauds Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for taking steps to promote teleworking and staggered work hours to halt the spread of COVID-19. Read more
 

MAR 20, 2020 | US

BSA has submitted letters to all 50 US state governors urging them to prioritize workers essential to IT services and infrastructure in their essential worker policies. Read more
 

MAR 20, 2020 | GLOBAL

These are difficult and unpredictable times. First and foremost, I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. Read more

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