NAFTA Renegotiation: Canada demands a cultural exemption

September 10, 2018

NAFTA renegotiation talks continue this week with Prime Minister Trudeau maintaining the position that Canada will only sign a new agreement if it includes a cultural exemption protecting its creative industries and a dispute settlement clause. The new Digital Trade Chapter contained in the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico prohibit customs duties and other discriminatory measures from being applied to digital products distributed electronically (e-books, videos, music, software, games, etc.). See articles by Global News, the Globe and Mail, the National ObserverCBCLe DevoirLa Presse, the media release of the Coalition pour la diversité des expressions culturelles.

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