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Canada – EU Trade Agreement Leaks

This week negotiations continue on the Canada – EU Trade Agreement. I've previously posted a copy of the CETA Intellectual Property chapter.  Yesterday, nine other chapters leaked, including the telecommunications chapter.

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  1. Not all bad
    This is from the telecom section. I am not exactly sure how you square the deal Rogers and Shaw have to divide the country with section 1. I am also not sure how using the excessive profits from your cell phone division to help you drive cable providers out of business squares with section 2B. Maybe this isn’t all bad.

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    ARTICLE 32: COMPETITIVE SAFEGUARDS ON MAJOR SUPPLIERS
    1.
    [Each Party shall maintain] [The Parties shall introduce or maintain] appropriate
    measures for the purpose of preventing suppliers that, alone or together, are a major supplier
    from engaging in or continuing anti-competitive practices.

    2.
    [The] [These] anti-competitive practices [referred to in paragraph 1] shall include:
    (a)
    (b)
    engaging in anti-competitive cross-subsidization [or margin squeeze];
    using information obtained from competitors with anti-competitive results; and
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    LIMITED
    LIMITED
    Draft consolidated CETA text as at 13.1.10
    (c)
    not making available to other service suppliers, on a timely basis, technical
    information about essential facilities and commercially relevant information
    which are necessary for them to provide services.
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