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Publication of the Accords bilatéraux et diversité culturelle newsletter (Vol. 3, No. 9)

The latest edition of Accords bilatéraux et diversité culturelle, a newsletter produced by CEIM (Centre études internationales et mondialisation), was published in December 2008. This edition addresses a number of compelling issues:

  • Patent reforms under consideration by the Obama administration
  • Confrontations at the WTO regarding the Information Technology Agreement
  • The Avignon Forum: a Davos on culture
  • Bilateral negotiations
  • Uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-Columbia free trade agreement
  • Costa Rica finally approves CAFTA
  • China reaches out to Latin America
  • News
  • The international conference on international property in Africa
  • The merger of high tech industry associations in the United States
  • Italy: the cultural sector as victim of the credit crisis

This monthly publication is produced for the OIF (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie) and is aimed primarily at monitoring information regarding U.S. initiatives in matters of bilateral trade negotiations, particularly with regard to clauses that could impact the implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

The full version of this issue of the Accords bilatéraux et diversité culturelle newsletter is available on the CEIM website.