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Cablegate: Canada and Special 301

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P 251355Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY OTTAWA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7749

UNCLAS OTTAWA 000586

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USTR FOR MELLE, SULLIVAN, GARDE
DOC FOR CPETERS
DOJ FOR JZACHARIA
STATE FOR WHA/CA (RIOS)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CA ECON ETRD KIPR
SUBJECT: CANADA AND SPECIAL 301

REF: STATE 43169

EMIN delivered reftel points regarding Canada's retention on
the Special 301 "Watch List" on April 24 to Paul Robertson,
Director General of the North American Trade Policy Bureau at
the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
(DFAIT) and to Doug George, DFAIT's Director for Intellectual
Property, Information, and Technology. Robertson referred to
Canada's longstanding concerns regarding the Special 301
process, but made no substantive comments regarding this
year's decision. He indicated that Canada would likely
prepare a public response when USTR's decision is released in
the afternoon of Friday, April 25. Post will forward any
formal Canadian response to Washington agencies, if/when it
is released.

Visit Canada,s Economy and Environment Forum at
http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/can ada

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