The agreement prohibits government mandates that require the disclosure of software source code as a prerequisite for the distribution of such software and related services, and states that “no party may require the transfer of or access to the source code of software owned by a person belonging to another party as a prerequisite for the provision of services related to such software in its territory.” [16] While there are exceptions for “critical infrastructure software” and non-mass market software, the agreement would prevent, for example, governments from forcing consumer network providers to provide the source code of the software for security reasons. [17] The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a proposed international trade agreement between 23 parties, including the European Union and the United States.