Feds to with withdraw support from mining and energy companies that don’t resolve disputes with local communities.
Announcement comes on the heels of a new plan to embed 25 trade commissioners inside Canadian business associations.
Trade minister Fast will unveil plans this week to embed more than 25 trade commissioners in businesses across Canada.
Export charges wrongly applied after 2006 softwood lumber agreement ended.
Agreement eliminates 98% of the tariffs on goods between the two countries.
The two countries have minimal bilateral trade activity at the moment, but is up almost 50% since 2007.
All that is needed is some flexibility on each side to complete a deal this year, trade minister says.
TPP would be Canada’s biggest trade deal since NAFTA, encompassing a population of 790 million people.
The deal’s state of play is now closer to Canada’s liking, the trade minister says.
Canada and dozens of other industrialized nations have agreed after 14 years of talks to give foreign companies greater access to each other’s government procurement contracts.
A CCCE report says Canada’s federal government has fumbled lucrative economic opportunities in China and the rest of Asia: it will need to work hard to catch up.