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Preparing Negotiations in Services: EC Audiovisuals in the Millenium Round. The World Services Congress on “Services: Generating Global Growth and Opportunity'
Nom de la conférence
World Services Congress 1999 on “Services: Generating Global Growth and Opportunity”
Date(s) de la conférence
1999-11-01 / 1999-11-03
Lieu de la conférence
Under the 1994 Uruguay Round Agreement, only 19 WTO Members have made commitments in audiovisual services in their GATS schedule. As illustrated by Table 1, these commitments are generally of limited scope and magnitude [WTO, 1998]. Among the large audiovisual producers, only the United States have taken substantial commitments at the various stages of audiovisual production, distribution, and transmission.2/ Though much more limited, the commitments by Hong Kong, Japan and India (the world largest film producer) have shown the acceptance by large producers with very influential cultures to consider the issue of liberalization in audiovisual services with an open mind (...).