Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on USMCA

October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on the announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.

“The MPAA welcomes the announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. We applaud the Trump Administration’s prioritization of intellectual property protections, which is critical to the advancement of America’s creative economy. The film and television industry generates $16.5 billion in exports, supports 2.1 million American jobs, and registers a positive trade balance with nearly every country in the world. Supporting this dynamic industry through effective trade policies is good for the U.S. economy. We are pleased that the three governments share a commitment to a trilateral agreement and look forward to reviewing the full text.”


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The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. CBS Corporation is an associate member.

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