Ottawa to punish resource firms breaking social responsibility rules abroad
Feds to with withdraw support from mining and energy companies that don’t resolve disputes with local communities.
Canada to open four new trade offices in China, bringing total to 15
Announcement comes on the heels of a new plan to embed 25 trade commissioners inside Canadian business associations.
With exports still lagging, what can Canada do to improve trade performance?
Trade minister Fast will unveil plans this week to embed more than 25 trade commissioners in businesses across Canada.
Softwood lumber exporters to get refunds following ruling
Export charges wrongly applied after 2006 softwood lumber agreement ended.
Fast says trade deal to advance democracy in Honduras
Agreement eliminates 98% of the tariffs on goods between the two countries.
Canada, Honduras to sign free trade deal two years after concluding talks
The two countries have minimal bilateral trade activity at the moment, but is up almost 50% since 2007.
EU trade talks will relaunch in September to complete deal, Fast says
All that is needed is some flexibility on each side to complete a deal this year, trade minister says.
With Europe on hold, Canada turns attention to trade deals with Asia
TPP would be Canada’s biggest trade deal since NAFTA, encompassing a population of 790 million people.
Despite stalemate, Fast confident trade deal with Europe will happen
The deal’s state of play is now closer to Canada’s liking, the trade minister says.
Canada, others widen access to government procurement
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.
Canada seen as a fumbler by Asia: report
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.