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  • in Canada, the exploratory talks are being held to provide the accountable to the seller/exporter’s business for the collection of sales tax (GST/HST including VAT in Quebec) when purchasers are located in Canada, the US and the EU for the tax administrations (Canada Border Services Agency, Canada Revenue Agency and Ministère du Revenu Québec) who are also involved as stakeholders in an international sale transaction for retail e-commerce (E-Commerce/E-Business), whether for sale to industrial customers or end consumers in the context of the digital globalization of economies. With the growth of the global economy is going digital, is already digital!


  • as proof that the exploratory talks held in early 2017 on trans-border data flows and cross-border e-commerce/e-business have not yielded the expected results that would be the signing of an agreement between tax administrations in Canada. Immediately deposited, the Justin Trudeau Liberal government through a press release from the office of Canadian federal Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly rejected the main recommendation of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to impose a 5% tax on high-speed Internet service providers (ISPs) to help the media with declining revenues. “Minister Joly will be announcing a review of federal measures in the culture sector this fall, but a tax on Internet access will not be part of that’’. For its 5% tax, the parliamentary committee was inspired by the financial model of cable TV, or 5% of the revenues of TV distributors are paid to Canadian programming funds (or community TVs)[1].

[1]© Copyright 2017, The Globe and Mail, ‘’Trudeau rejects new Internet tax to help fund media sector’’ by Daniel Leblanc Published Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 11:24 AM EDT. Page consulted on August 01, 2017. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberal-ndp-mps-call-for-new-tax-on-internet-providers-to-help-media-companies/article35315234/