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BSA Responds to USTR 301 Findings on China

WASHINGTON – March 22, 2018 – Today, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the findings of its inquiry into China’s policies and practices in relation to technology transfer, intellectual property protection, market access, and innovation.   

The global software industry confronts serious challenges in these areas, and we appreciate the US Government’s attention to them. Moving forward, BSA calls on both the US and Chinese governments to engage in dialogue toward achieving mutually beneficial solutions to these challenges. 

Remedies that could have significant ramifications for the trading system should be carefully considered to avoid harm to job creation in the US and innovation globally.

We call upon the US and Chinese governments to work together, avoiding counterproductive cycles of retaliatory action that threaten economic growth, to resolve the concerns identified. Their goal should be to identify solutions that improve and deepen trade relations between the world’s two largest economies. 

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BSA | The Software Alliance ( is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
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