Digital body hails FTA aims to create jobs, trade, value

UK-Japan News June 2020

The Software Alliance, a leading industry advocate, welcomed on 13 May the release of negotiating objectives for FTA negotiations between the UK and Japan. London says a UK–Japan FTA could increase bilateral trade by £15.2bn.

“The UK–Japan FTA creates an opportunity for both countries to create jobs and value by growing digital trade,” said Joseph Whitlock, director of policy at The Software Alliance, also known as BSA. “BSA urges both countries to adopt provisions that build on prior agreements, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership and the US–Japan Digital Trade Agreement”.