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Canada - European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Free Trade Agreement Between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland)

Annex J - Referred to in Article 23

Cultural Industries

1. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to apply to measures adopted or maintained by a Party with respect to cultural industries as defined in paragraph 2, except as provided in Article 10, sub-paragraph 2(e) of Article 26, and Article 37 of this Agreement.

2. The expression “cultural industries” means persons engaged in any of the following activities:

(a) the publication, distribution, or sale of books, magazines, periodicals or newspapers in print or machine readable form but not including the sole activity of printing or typesetting any of the foregoing;

(b) the production, distribution, sale or exhibition of film or video recordings;

(c) the production, distribution, sale or exhibition of audio or video music recordings;

(d) the publication, distribution or sale of music in print or machine readable form; or

(e) radiocommunications in which the transmissions are intended for direct reception by the general public, and all radio, television and cable broadcasting undertakings and all satellite programming and broadcast network services.

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