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Software must be treated as a good, not service, in free trade talks, says CATA

News | 04/19/2001 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance sent a letter last month to Foreign Trade minister Pierre Pettigrew explaining why, for trade purposes, software should be considered a good and covered by free trade treaties. Calling it a service could cost this country billions in lost exports, the lobby group claims. Its letter, edited for length, is reproduced here.

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