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USCIB Joins Worldwide Small business Work on EUCS With no Sovereignty Specifications


May 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, May possibly 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The United States Council for International Small business (USCIB) has joined forces with firms primarily based in the European Union, the United Kingdom and Japan to problem a statement urging swift and timely adoption of the “EU Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Solutions (EUCS)” devoid of sovereignty needs. This work was organized by AMCHAM EU.

On top of that, CCIA, a USCIB member, also issued a related statement co-signed by the U.S. company neighborhood, such as USCIB, and shared with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, in advance of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technologies Council (TTC) meeting taking location in Sweden this weekend.

USCIB recognizes its members’ acute issues that the EUCS unfairly undermines U.S. competitiveness in Europe.

According to USCIB, such restrictive sovereignty restrictions do not add worth to cybersecurity of cloud solutions in the EU. For properly more than a year, quite a few European and international associations, business actors and Member States have continued to publicly express their issues with the lack of progress and the ongoing examination of restrictive sovereignty needs in the EUCS. In addition, many Member States have proposed option choices to finish the stalemate, such as a European evaluation mechanism primarily based on trustworthiness for non-EU cloud providers. Discussion on these proposals could give a robust option that would meet the preferred higher level of cybersecurity needs, even though maintaining the industry open to all cloud providers.

The CCIA letter states that the company groups have named for removing discriminatory ownership needs that would stop American cloud service providers from bidding on public sector and vital infrastructure cloud contracts across Europe.

Other business issues about the EUCS involve its restricted transparency and lack of stakeholder engagement, conflicting views of Member States and legal confusion and uncertainty triggered by the interplay with other EU legislation.

Click right here to study the AMCHAM EU letter.
Click right here to study the CCIA letter to U.S. Government.


USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable improvement, and corporate duty, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members involve U.S.-primarily based worldwide businesses and expert solutions firms from each sector of our economy, with operations in each area of the globe. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and Small business at OECD (BIAC), USCIB supplies company views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and functions to facilitate international trade and investment. Extra at www.uscib.org.

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