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Americans give Canada failing grade for maintaining contribution subsidies

News | 04/10/2000 4:00 am EDT

The battle over contribution has spilled into the United States, with AT&T Corp using its influence in Washing-ton to promote the interests of its Canadian subsidiary, AT&T Canada. Early this month, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued its annual review of telecommunications trade agreements under section 1377 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act. Analyzing nine countries, the report cited the payment system in this country as cause for concern.

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