10.13.17 Cable Industry Stakeholders respond to Broadcast Industry Stakeholders in NAFTA Negotiations with Canada and Mexico
Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives Regarding Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico (82 F.R. 98 23699-23700, Docket No. USTR-2017- 0006) – “NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS”
On October 13, 2017, cable television system operators and associations, including NTCA, The Rural Broadband Association, representing cable television system operators (the “Cable Industry Stakeholders”) submitted a letter responding to the June 12, 2017 comments submitted by the National Association of Broadcasters (the “Broadcast Industry Stakeholders”) in the above-referenced matter. The Cable Industry Stakeholders are responding specifically to the Broadcast Industry Stakeholders’ request that the negotiating objectives of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) with respect to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) include “address[ing] Canada’s lack of a [broadcast] signal retransmission consent regime.