DEC 10, 2019 | US
Tech Firms Buoyed by Democratic Backing of North America Trade Deal
MLEX, December 10, 2019
By Kat Lucero
The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, contains the most robust set of digital provisions in any international trade accord, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership that took effect last year. It would replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which took effect in 1994. When NAFTA was being negotiated, the “digital revolution was in its infancy,” the Office of the US Trade Representative said in a statement.
The software industry welcomed the announcement. “The software that powers our daily lives depends on the rapid and seamless movement of data across borders,” said Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance.
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.