"RCC is encouraged by the government's recognition of the problem of runaway credit card acceptance costs," says
RCC also applauds the government's intention to address the practice of certain manufacturers whose Canadian distributors and wholesalers charge more than their U.S. counterparts. "We have identified, for example, possible amendments to the Competition and Copyright Acts that could facilitate parallel imports, thereby leading to lower prices for Canadian retailers and consumers alike," says Brisebois.
"All in all, this is a very good budget for Canadian retailers," concluded Ms. Brisebois. "The Government has outlined significant commitments that will have a meaningful impact on Canadian consumers and reflect the retailer's long standing concerns in both these areas."
Canadians can be assured that retailers will continue to strive to provide consumers with the best products at the best possible price. RCC is looking forward to working with the government on defining specifics to address these issues.
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