MAR 19, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION | UNITED KINGDOM
BSA Supports Ambitious Digital Trade Provisions in Future EU-UK Partnership
BRUSSELS – March 19, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance offered the following statement on today’s publication of the EU’s Draft Legal Agreement for the Future EU-UK Partnership.
“BSA supports a high level of ambition for digital trade provisions in the future EU-UK partnership. Providing future-proof mechanisms to businesses that rely on digital trade and cross-border data flows will be key to achieving a successful, modern agreement,” said Thomas Boué, Director General, Policy – EMEA at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Ensuring that trust in digital-enabled trade remains a cornerstone of EU-UK trade is critical for all companies, large and small, particularly given current economic circumstances. BSA looks forward to supporting both trading partners in these efforts as negotiations continue.”
In a recent policy paper, “Digital Trade in the EU-UK Free Trade Agreement,” BSA outlines ten provisions that Brussels and London could adopt to support job creation and innovation in the EU and UK.
To view BSA’s full set of recommendations, visit: https://www.bsa.org/policy-filings/emea-digital-trade-in-the-eu-uk-free-trade-agreement
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