The Liberals have been championing changes to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has drawn the ire of US President Donald Trump.
Trade dispute is over American complaints that Beijing provides deep state subsidies for its businesses, and intellectual property theft.
…but experts suggest it could take years to finalize an agreement with the 10-nation bloc.
ASEAN region is nearly 650 million people and already Canada’s sixth-biggest trading partner.
The Japanese brand is expanding its footprint amid changing trade conditions.
They warn of NAFTA complications, but Japanese OEMs say the trade deal will level the playing field.
The deal aimed at streamlining trade and slashing tariffs was renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
But global survey of firms finds executives are concerned about protectionist policies.
Senior Trump administration officials have said recently they’re looking at ways to possibly rejoin the pact.
Global Affairs Canada analysis predicts lower US imports into Canada.