THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT AFTER MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH
FILM AND TELEVISION EXECUTIVES
"Audiovisual services must be included in any GATT accord. The United States does not want any special favors for American audiovisual creative works, but we also cannot accept that audio- products be singled out for unacceptable restrictions. The United States is ready to sign a GATT accord that is fair and just for all. But let me make it clear that fairness and justice must apply to audiovisual works as well as other elements in a final GATT deal. This is a vital jobs issue as well as a fairness issue for America.
Finally, let me say once again that the Uruguay Round is very important to the restoration of global growth, and that is why it is essential that we finish this agreement by December 15. That deadline is firm, and our trading partners must be prepared to settle with us on the many outstanding issues if we are to succeed."