DEC 10, 2019 | US
BSA Commends Progress on USMCA Talks, Urges Congressional Action
WASHINGTON – December 10, 2019 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the announcement of a deal between the Office of the US Trade Representative and House of Representatives to move forward on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). BSA urges Congress to move swiftly to implement the USMCA. The USMCA’s digital trade and intellectual property rules are critical to driving economic growth, creating new jobs, and fostering innovation in America.
“Today’s announcement is welcome news to the software industry, and businesses of all sizes across the economy who rely on data to succeed and grow,” said Craig Albright, Vice President, Legislative Strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “The software that powers our daily lives depends on the rapid and seamless movement of data across borders. The USMCA establishes a gold standard for rules on digital trade. Congressional action on the USMCA is critical to securing American leadership in the digital economy into the future.”
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 spark the economy and improve modern life.
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.