What is Canadas position regarding the exclusion of public services from the FTAA agreement?
• Canada fully supports such an exclusion. All trade agreements covering services and signed by Canada exclude, in one way or another, public services. • In addition, nothing in Canada’s international trade agreements forces countries to privatize or to deregulate their public services. • As was the case in the NAFTA, Canada’s initial FTAA offer preserves Canada’s right to adopt or maintain any measure for public services.
- What is Canadas position with respect to the potential inclusion of a provision on "domestic regulation" in the FTAA services chapter?
- What is Canadas position regarding the exclusion of public services from the FTAA agreement?
- Are all library activities covered in the GATS exclusion for public services?