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DEC 05, 2019 | US | JAPAN

BSA Applauds Japan’s Approval of US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON – December 5, 2019 – BSA | The Software Alliance commends yesterday’s approval of the US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement by Japan’s Diet. The digital trade deal is a welcome move to foster the free flow of data across borders and will help create new opportunities for US and Japanese workers and businesses of all sizes across the digital economy.

“The approval of the US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement highlights growing international consensus around digital trade,” said Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Around the world, innovative and open economies recognize the need for cross-border access to cutting-edge software solutions. Forward-looking trade deals that ensure data can freely flow across borders are vital to the continued success of the global digital economy. BSA applauds Japan for taking this step forward and urges other countries to implement similarly smart, modern trade agreements.”

Find more information about BSA’s digital trade agenda here.


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) 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 help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 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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