What Does USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) Mean for the Canadian ICT Sector?

What Does USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) Mean for the Canadian ICT Sector?
This IDC Market Perspective examines the newly signed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and analyses the implications for Canada's ICT sector. The trade pact has specific chapters on digital trade, telecommunications, and intellectual property, as well as a number of highly relevant clauses and annexes sprinkled into other chapters."ICT vendors and buyers of technology and digital assets in Canada should be developing plans to ensure they're ready to course correct under the new USMCA trade agreement," says Nigel Wallis, VP, IDC Canada IoT and Industries.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Industry Dynamics
Digital Trade (Chapter 19)
Telecommunications (Chapter 18)
Intellectual Property Rights (Chapter 20)
"ICT-Adjacent" Clauses
Other Important, But Non-ICT Measures
Automotive Sector
Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Sunset Clause
Section 32.10 Non-Market Country Free Trade Negotiation Notification
Advice for Technology and Services Suppliers
IDC Canada's Point of View
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