US-China trade pact signing to ease tension but leaves much undone
Phase 1 pact does little to force China to make the major economic reforms – such as reducing unfair subsidies for its own companies.
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EDC loans cleantech firm $5.9M to help drive its growth
Geosynthetics market worth more than $260 billion by 2023 fuelled by growing number of infrastructure projects in developing economies.
Meat industry groups concerned over China meat import ban, working with government
The ban comes amid a diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Chinese national, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
China hoping Trump-Xi meeting will help bridge difference
The sides are at an impasse after 11 rounds of talks.
Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries
US companies warn that the additional tariffs would drive up prices for consumers.
Mexico’s ‘dignity intact’ after US tariff deal
Mexican and U.S. officials reached an accord late Friday that calls on Mexico to crackdown on migrants in exchange for Trump backing off his tariff threat.
Trade deficit in April shrank to $966M: Statistics Canada [UPDATED]
Smaller-than-expected deficit came as exports rose 1.3% for the month.
Trudeau, Pence to talk trade, China, abortion in final push to ratify USMCA [UPDATED]
Ongoing softwood lumber dispute and future U.S. plans for tariffs on uranium imports will also be raised in meeting.
EDC chief economist Peter Hall headlining EMC conference
Keynote at Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium’s event will detail the the Crown agency’s Global Export Forecast.
US, China wield threats going into high stakes trade talks
Chinese officials said they will retaliate if Trump goes ahead with more tariff hikes.
China economy czar heading for Washington tariff war talks
The decision to have Vice Premier Liu He take part in talks due to start Thursday might keep alive hopes of a deal.
Saskatchewan premier wants more action against China over canola
Scott Moe says farmers are ready to start putting seed in the ground and more action is needed from the federal government.
Canada looking for new canola customers, pushing China to verify claims: Carr
Feds are pushing China to allow Canadian delegation to visit China to verify complaints that Canadian canola is contaminated with pests.
UK’s May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break
Conservative Brexiteers think May should be replaced with a more staunchly pro-Brexit leader.
US wins WTO case against China over grain exports
China can appeal the decision.
China trade talks with US ‘moving forward’
Talks in Washington last week dealt with issues including technology transfer, intellectual property rights protection, non-tariff measures, agriculture.
UK’s May faces Parliament after EU grants Brexit extension
Brexit delayed until Oct. 31.
Canadian farmers demand strong response to expanding trade obstacles
Trade obstacles are faced by Canadian agricultural exporters in markets like India, Italy, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.
Chinese prime minister to discuss trade with EU leaders
Two-way trade between the EU and China is worth around 575 billion euros (US$648 billion) annually.
Britain’s May in Berlin to plead case for new Brexit delay
May has asked for a new delay until June 30.
IMF forecast: Global growth will weaken this year to 3.3%
Points to heightened trade tensions as a key reason.
U.S. no longer needs ‘improper’ metal tariffs as negotiating tactic: Freeland
Foreign minister pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for tariff removal during their Wednesday-night meeting in Washington.
Trump team and China resume uphill effort to end trade rift
The latest negotiating session on American soil follows a similar set of talks held last week in Beijing.
UK government, opposition continue search for Brexit plan
Britain’s political paralysis over Brexit has left the country facing a possible cliff-edge departure from the EU in just over a week.
Warnings of chaotic ‘no deal’ grow amid UK Brexit deadlock
The U.K. has just 10 days to come up with a new plan or crash out of the EU.
Trump pressure on Cuba could hit Canadian companies, business leaders warn
US could enact rule that would allow Americans to sue foreign companies linked to Cuban properties that were confiscated after its 1959 revolution.
US to host Chinese trade delegation starting April 3
The scheduled talks suggest the two sides believe they can make at least some progress.
China, European leaders agree to seek fairer trade rules
Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Paris.
UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind [UPDATED]
EU leaders are intensely frustrated with Britain’s political paralysis.
Brexit: Parliament gets to decide between no deal and delay [UPDATED]
If Parliament rejects deal with the EU in a vote due by March 12, lawmakers will vote the next day on whether to leave the bloc without an agreement.
Parliament Hill, not Capitol Hill, central to Canada’s latest tariff strategy
The House of Commons is running out of time to ratify the new version of NAFTA.