MAY 23, 2022 | US | ASIA PACIFIC | INDIA | JAPAN | KOREA | SINGAPORE
BSA Supports Indo-Pacific Economic Framework; Calls for Ambitious Digital Outcomes
TOKYO, NEW DELHI, SINGAPORE, SEOUL, WASHINGTON – May 23, 2022 – BSA | The Software Alliance congratulates the leaders of Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam on today’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). BSA welcomes the commitment of all participating economies to meet the challenges facing the Indo-Pacific today through a new type of agreement that is built around four pillars – connected economy, resilient economy, clean economy, and fair economy.
“The IPEF has the potential to speed inclusive and sustainable digital transformation across the Indo-Pacific region for the benefit of all participating economies,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “To realize that potential, we urge all participating economies to agree to refrain from adopting unnecessary data restrictions, Internet customs duties, or forced technology transfer or disclosure mandates – for example on software source code. We also urge the participating economies to explore how cross-border access to digital tools and data can support the fight against climate change, bolster democratic and accountable governance, and improve conditions for inclusive and equitable economic growth.”
The IPEF promises to support well-paid and digitally skilled jobs across the Indo-Pacific region, while strengthening alliances and advancing shared supply chain-, labor-, sustainability-, and democratic governance-related goals. For the United States, the IPEF can help keep Indo-Pacific markets open for digitally-enabled goods and services produced by American workers in fast growing, knowledge-intensive sectors, such as digitally enabled manufacturing and services, where the US economy is primed for further growth and job creation.
The IPEF economies account for 40 percent of world GDP and 60 percent of the world’s population. Trade with the Indo-Pacific region supports more than three million American jobs, and the region supports nearly $900 billion in foreign direct investment in the United States. For more information, please see BSA’s Jobs-Centric Digital Trade Policy and BSA’s Submission on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
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.