MPA Statement from Charles Rivkin on USMCA Implementation

July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON – The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today entered into full force. The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:

“The Motion Picture Association congratulates President Trump, Ambassador Lighthizer, and leaders from Mexico and Canada for entry into force of the USMCA. The film and television industry accounted for $16.3 billion in exports last year alone, and registers a positive trade balance in every major market in the world. As this agreement begins to take full force, we will have better tools to address the global threat of piracy while also facilitating the growth of the legal, digital market for creative content. We look forward to working with the governments to ensure the full and effective implementation of all intellectual property and market access commitments under the agreement, while continuing to further improve protections for creators in today’s constantly evolving digital landscape.”

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About the Motion Picture Association:

The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world.

Its member studios are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

Media Contact:

Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association