Annex VI Schedule of United States SECTOR: Communications SUB-SECTOR: Broadcasting INDUSTR

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Annex VI Schedule of United States SECTOR: Communications SUB-SECTOR: Broadcasting INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION: CPC 7524 Program Transmission Services LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT: Federal LEGAL CITATION: Communications Act of 1934, as amended, Sections 309, 325, 47 U.S.C. 309, 325 (1988) DESCRIPTION: The United States will ensure that in considering applications for a grant of authority to transmit programming to foreign stations for retransmission into the United States under Section 325 of the Communications Act of 1934 (the Act), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not consider the nationality of the affected stations for the purpose of favoring a U.S. station that is competing with a Mexican station for affiliation with a U.S. programmer. Rather the FCC will apply the criteria for the grant of such permit in the same manner as would be applied to a domestic broadcast station application under Section 309 of the Act. In addition, the term of the Section 325 permit shall be extended from one year to five years in all situations where it can be assured that the retransmitting station is and will be in full compliance with applicable treaties. In assessing the public interest, convenience, and necessity required by the Act for the grant of authorization under Section 325, the primary criterion will be avoiding the creation or maintenance of electrical interference to U.S. broadcast stations that violates applicable treaty provisions. In evaluating this and any other criteria permitted under Section 309, the U.S. will ensure that the Section 325 process shall not be conducted in a manner that would constitute an unnecessary restriction on trade. ============================================================================= ANNEX VI Schedule of the United States SECTOR: Professional Services SUB-SECTOR: Attorneys INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION: SIC 8111 Legal Services LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT: State LEGAL CITATION: [to be provided] DESCRIPTION: Lawyers authorized to practice in Mexico or Canada and law firms headquartered in Mexico or Canada will be permitted to provide foreign legal consultancy services, and to establish for that purpose, in Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, or in any other state that so permits by the date of entry into force of this agreement.


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