The Cultural Exemption and the Renegotiation of NAFTA

In the context of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions is urging that the global cultural exemption clause be maintained. To date, the Canadian government has…


Renegotiating NAFTA - Maintaining the cultural exemption or giving up our cultural sovereignty

As Canada embarks on what appears to be a fundamental landmark in the renegotiation of NAFTA, the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions wishes to reiterate the need to maintain cultural exemption in this important trade agreement. The…


Global Report 2018: Re | SHAPING CULTURAL POLICIES

The Global Report series has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). It provides evidence of how this implementation process…


CPTPP and cultural exception

Canada has signed a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with ten countries. Without the United States. Canadian negotiators have counteracted the cultural intrusion that the previous agreement sanctioned in order to maintain cultural exception.…