FEB 06, 2020 | GLOBAL
BSA’s Special 301 Filing Emphasizes Importance to Innovation of Fair and Equitable Global Market Access Policies
WASHINGTON – February 6, 2020 – Today, in its annual Special 301 filing, BSA | The Software Alliance requested that the US government continue working with its trading partners to promote fair and equitable market access to US companies that rely on intellectual property protection. Unwarranted restrictions on the ability to move information across borders are a critical market access concern for US companies – including BSA members – that drive innovation and job creation.
Each year, the software industry contributes roughly $1.6 trillion in GDP, 14 million jobs, and over $63 billion in R&D funding to the US economy. The software industry also makes significant investments in economic growth and innovation abroad. Foreign market access barriers that limit or impede the cross-border movement of data hamper this growth and innovation, including by cutting off local industries’ access to cutting-edge software innovations.
In its submission, BSA recommends that the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) place five countries, including China and India, on its Priority Watch List. BSA also recommended that USTR place five countries on its Watch List. BSA urges all countries to adopt forward-looking cross border data policies that promote innovation and prosperity in their own markets and around the world.
For a copy of BSA’s full submission, click here.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.