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.
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.