SIIA Comments U.S.-EU Trade & Technology Council – Working Group 9 – Promoting SME Access to and Use of Digital Tools
Working Group 9 has a critical opportunity to promote methods and regulatory solutions that will support SMEs and underserved communities’ access to digital tools, in part by removing barriers to digital empowerment. The use of digital tools is a key enabler for SMEs to innovate, grow and compete. Its uptake among SMEs varies significantly across sectors and
regions. Beyond training, education gaps and market entry barriers, SMEs face challenges regarding access to technologies, data, finance and other resources. We believe there are specific opportunities, embedded in strong democratic values, to increase access to digital tools and technologies for SMEs in both the United States and European Union (EU).
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