Chapter 3 (j) : Recreational Cultural and Sporting Services

Section

Improvements Implemented Since Last IAP

Current Entry Requirements

Further Improvements Planned

 

Operational Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Government support of cultural services in Canada takes the form of direct funding and tax and investment measures, coupled with regulatory measures.  Canada's current policies, which are intended to encourage the creation, production and distribution of Canadian cultural products in the Canadian marketplace, can be grouped into the following categories:       

1.Financial and program incentives

2.Canadian content requirements and other regulatory support mechanisms

3.Tax measures

4.Foreign investment and ownership

5.Measures to protect intellectual property

 

 

 

Licensing and Qualification Requirements of Service Providers

 

 

Canada has not undertaken commitments in the GATS for these services.  Canada reserves its right to adopt or maintain measures related to recreational, cultural and sporting services.     

 

 

Foreign Entry

 

 

 

 

Canada has not undertaken commitments in the GATS for these services.  Canada reserves its right to adopt or maintain measures related to recreational, cultural and sporting services.   

 

 

 

Discriminatory Treatment/

MFN

 

 

 

 

Canada has not undertaken national treatment commitments in the GATS for these services.  Canada has not taken a GATS MFN exemption related to these services. Canada reserves its right to adopt or maintain measures related to recreational, cultural and sporting services.