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Broad International Coalition Sets Cross-Border Data Flows as Benchmark for TPP Agreement - See more at:

WASHINGTON, DC — October 15, 2014 —

BSA | The Software Alliance, together with nearly 40 associations from every country involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), today sent a letter to chief trade negotiators and trade ministers as they gather in Australia, urging them to establish robust rules enabling cross-border data flows as a cornerstone of the TPP.

“This letter underscores that industry stakeholders in every TPP country will be judging this agreement by the quality of its provisions on digital trade. Ensuring that data can flow freely across borders is what will set this agreement apart and make it a true 21st century agreement,” said Victoria Espinel, BSA’s President and CEO. “The global business community is sending a clear message that it is critical to foster and protect the ability to deliver data-enabled products and services in a seamlessly integrated international marketplace.”

The joint letter details key factors that would ensure the TPP promotes a dynamic digital trade market. Click here for the full text of the letter.

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