Organisation Mondiale du Commerce
Organización Mundial del Comercio | | |
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| |WT/TPR/M/179/Add.1 |
||22 June 2007 |
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|TradePolicy Review Body |Original: English/Spanish |
|21 and 23 March 2007 |anglais/espagnol |
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TRADE POLICY REVIEW
Minutes of Meeting
Chairperson: H.E. Mr. Vesa Himanen (Finland)
This document contains the advance written questions, and replies provided by Canada.1____________________________________________________________
Organe d'examen des politiques commerciales
21 et 23 mars 2007
EXAMEN DES POLITIQUES COMMERCIALES
Compte rendu de la réunion
Présidente: S.E. M. Vesa Himanen (Finland)
Le présent document contient les questions écrites communiquées à l'avance et les réponses fournies par Canada.1____________________________________________________________
Órgano de Examen de las Políticas Comerciales
21 y 23 de marzo de 2007
EXAMEN DE LAS POLÍTICAS COMERCIALES
Acta de la reunión
Presidente: Excmo. Sr. Vesa Himanen (Finlandia)
En el presente documento figuran las preguntas presentadas anticipadamente por escrito, junto con las respuestas facilitadas por Canadá.1
ADVANCE WRITTEN QUESTIONSBY MEMBERS
According to the Secretariat (re para 17, page 27), Canada uses various risk-management techniques to process traders who are not approved under the Customs Self-Assessment and to target shipments of higher and unknown risk.
Could Canada provide more information on its risk management techniques? What criteria does Canada use to assess whethera particular shipment is of a “higher and unknown risk”?
Services - Telecommunications
In para 107 (page 109), the Secretariat has noted that all telecom facilities based common carriers must be Canadian-owned and controlled, and incorporated under federal or provincial laws. Canada currently limits FDI in facilities-based service providers to a combined maximum of 46.7% of voting shares,based on 20% direct ownership and 26.7% indirect ownership. In addition, not less than 80% of the members of the board of directors must be Canadian.
It would be useful if Canada could indicate the prospects for liberalizing limitations on foreign ownership and control in the said telecoms sectors.
Re para 20 (page 14), the Secretariat has reported that although Canada is amongthe OECD countries that have liberalized foreign investment significantly since 1998, it also belongs to the group with the highest levels of overall restrictiveness to FDI, as measured by the OECD’s FDI regulatory restrictiveness index.
Could Canada comment on the OECD’s findings with regard to its FDI regulatory restrictiveness? How have the regulatory restrictiveness in its FDI regime...