Under the Investment Canada Act, the threshold for review for a transaction is $5 million for direct investments and $50 million for indirect transactions. However, investors from Word Trade Organization (WTO) member countries benefit from higher thresholds for review where a Canadian business is ultimately controlled by a WTO member (other than a Canadian) prior to its acquisition. New thresholds for review for WTO member investors are determined and become effective on January 1 of every year. The threshold for 2008 is $295 million, a $14 million increase from 2007. The lower threshold of $5 million will continue to apply to transactions relating to sensitive sectors (such as culture, transportation, uranium and financial services) or where none of the parties is from a WTO member country.