SIIA Welcomes EU Emphasis on U.S.-EU Strategic Cooperation

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SIIA Welcomes EU Emphasis on U.S.-EU Strategic Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2019) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software, information, and digital content industries, today welcomed the EU Commission’s release of a report on the state of U.S.-EU negotiations for a new trade agreement.  An agreement that effectively reinforces both parties as rule makers in the global economy would be highly desirable. 

SIIA Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Carl Schonander, issued the following statement:

SIIA agrees with the view that regulatory cooperation, including in new technologies involving areas such as cybersecurity, is in the strategic interest of the United States and the European Union.  SIIA urges the next Commission to integrate this perspective generally in policymaking.  We urge the U.S. government as well to continue to negotiate a high-quality trade agreement that operationalizes the EU confirmation in the cybersecurity context that ‘globally relevant standards, including where applicable standards and technical specifications developed by U.S.-domiciled standards development organisations, may be taken into consideration in the future development of standards and voluntary certification schemes in the EU.’” 

About SIIA:
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit