DA calls for urgent debate on copyright bill as US threatens access to its markets
In its current form, the copyright bill, which the US says threatens its intellectual property rights, could cost SA billions of rands, says the DA
The DA is calling on parliament to urgently debate the decision by the US government to review SA’s preferential access to its markets over concerns that the Copyright Amendment Bill will threaten intellectual property (IP) rights if passed into law in its current form.
In the event that the Trump administration decides to suspend SA from the trade preference programme, conservative estimates suggest that at least R12bn of the country’s exports could lose access to key US markets...
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