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News Manufacturing Economy General
November 16, 2020  

ASEAN, China, other partners sign world’s biggest trade pact

Accord will take already low tariffs on trade between member countries still lower, over time, and is less comprehensive than CPTPP.

News Government General
June 29, 2020  

ASEAN takes position vs China’s vast historical sea claims

Reaffirms that the 1982 UNCLOS is the basis for determining maritime entitlements, sovereignty, jurisdiction over maritime zones.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 4, 2019  

Most ASEAN leaders no shows in meeting with Trump’s proxy

O’Brien read a letter from Trump, who invited ASEAN leaders to a “special summit” in the US early next year.

News Manufacturing General
November 19, 2018  

Future of WTO splits leaders at Asia Pacific summit

The Liberals have been championing changes to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has drawn the ire of US President Donald Trump.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 19, 2018  

US, China trade barbs on tariffs as Trudeau meets with ASEAN leaders

Trade dispute is over American complaints that Beijing provides deep state subsidies for its businesses, and intellectual property theft.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 14, 2018  

Canada wants free trade deal with ASEAN nations: Trudeau

…but experts suggest it could take years to finalize an agreement with the 10-nation bloc.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 13, 2018  

Trudeau lays down challenge to companies in bid to boost trade with Asia [UPDATED]

ASEAN region is nearly 650 million people and already Canada’s sixth-biggest trading partner.