Chapter 3 (a:6): Business Services: Other

Section

Improvements Implemented Since Last IAP

Current Entry Requirements

Further Improvements Planned

 

Operational Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Services:  There are no operational requirements specific to this sector, except for what is indicated under the categories “Foreign Entry” and “Discriminatory treatment”.

 

 

Licensing and Qualification Requirements of Service Providers

 

 

 

Computer Services:  Not aware of any application.

 

 

Foreign Entry

 

 

 

Changes in this category include: the elimination of citizenship requirements with respect to Management consulting service and Translation and interpretation services; the removal of foreign ownership restrictions with respect to Investigation and security services; and a reduction of the limitation on Ontario’s foreign ownership restrictions with respect to Collection agency services.

 

Other Business Services:  This sector is generally open, with few limitations on market access and national treatment.  See Canada’s GATS schedule for more details.

 

Computer Services:  Specific commitments in this area are set out in Canada's GATS Schedule.  Canada has made commitments in all five subsectors of computer and related services listed under the W/120 with corresponding CPC codes as follows: 1Ba Consultancy services related to the installation of computer hardware (CPC 841); 1Bb Software implementation services, including systems and software consulting services, systems analysis, design and programming, and maintenance services, excluding those listed under Financial Services 7B1 (CPC 842); 1Bc Data processing services, including processing, tabulation and facilities management services, excluding Communications Services 2Cn and Financial Services 7B1 (CPC 843); 1Bd Data base services, excluding those listed under Financial Services 7B1 (CPC 844); and 1Be Other computer services (CPC 845/849).Canada's schedule lists no limitations for Market Access, except for mode 4 of market access where the commitment is unbound, except as indicated in its horizontal commitments.

 

 

 

Discriminatory Treatment/

MFN

 

 

Computer Services: Specific commitments in this area are set out in Canada's GATS Schedule.  There are no limitations on National Treatment, except for mode 4 under National Treatment where the commitment is unbound, except as indicated in its horizontal commitments.