OCT 29, 2020 | US
BSA Calls for an End to Digital Trade Barriers in 2020 NTE Submission
WASHINGTON – October 29, 2020 – In comments submitted today to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for the National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report, BSA urged policymakers to support open markets and combat digital trade barriers. In its comments, BSA identified policies of concern in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the European Union (EU). Digital trade barriers and data protectionism inhibit global economic growth during a time when economic recovery depends upon cross-border access to software and cloud computing services.
“COVID-19 has produced unprecedented economic challenges. Digital trade is playing a key role in attenuating the effects of this public health emergency,” said Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Remote, software-powered tools for work, health, and education are critical to sustaining economies and keeping workers and students engaged. We urge policymakers to maintain a strong commitment to policies that will foster the economic response and recovery to COVID-19.”
Read BSA’s full comments here: https://www.bsa.org/policy-filings/us-bsa-2020-national-trade-estimate-submission-to-ustr
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.