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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 10, 2020  

Canada, Britain sign agreement for post Brexit trade, tables legislation

Liberal government bill to implement the deal in Canadian law introduced in the House of Commons.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 1, 2020  

No text of Canada-UK trade deal as Dec. 31 tariff deadline looms

Trade minister says both countries are working on mitigation measures to provide stability to businesses.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General Production
November 25, 2020  

Canada calls US softwood duties unfair, unjustified, despite reduction

US Department of Commerce imposes countervailing duties of nearly 9%, down from just over 20%.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 13, 2020  

USMCA makes working class Americans integral to future US trade policy

Biden will be focused on ensuring domestic investments, procurement efforts and tax policy generate benefits for those left behind by the global economy.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 3, 2020  

China tightens restrictions on Australian exports of timber, barley

Authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4 million shipment of live lobsters.

News Government Manufacturing Metals Economy General
October 28, 2020  

Trump proclamation exempts Canadian aluminum from tariffs

… but he reserves the right to reimpose the 10% levies on national security grounds if exports spike again.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 15, 2020  

US halts imports from China’s Uighur region for forced labour

Orders freeze imports from companies that produce cotton, clothing and computer parts in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
August 20, 2020  

Maple Leaf suspends pork exports to China after COVID-19 cases

China has adopted new protocols that require Canadian processors who report a positive COVID-19 case to do so.

News Manufacturing Metals Economy General
August 11, 2020  

58% of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey

Polling firm Leger says numbers reflect a lack of a clear rationale for the action by the mercurial US president.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 10, 2020  

Sask. Premier Moe worried U.S. could put tariff on steel after aluminum

Regina is home to the Evraz steel mill where hundreds of people work

News Government General
August 10, 2020  

Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions

The sanctions, announced Aug by the U.S. Treasury Department, block all property or other assets that the individuals have within U.S. jurisdiction

News Manufacturing Minerals General
August 10, 2020  

Canada plans $3.6B in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute

Freeland says the tariffs will match dollar-for-dollar the costs of the planned 10% import tariff on Canadian raw aluminum that will apply starting Aug. 16

News Government Manufacturing Economy
August 6, 2020  

Bank of England says economy will take time to heal

U.K. GDP probably shrank by 23% in the second quarter

News Manufacturing General
August 5, 2020  

Canada’s merchandise trade deficit increases sharply to $3.2B in June: StatCan

Exports were up 17.1% to $39.7 billion but down 20% from $49.6 billion a year earlier

News Government Manufacturing General
July 9, 2020  

US, Mexican presidents talk USMCA without Canada

Trudeau skipped the meeting citing the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 6, 2020  

Why fresh US tariffs? Politics, pandemics, Russian aluminum

Aluminum is one of the elemental components of the Canada-US trade relationship.

News Government General
July 2, 2020  

Order restricting entry to Canada extended to July 31 as COVID-19 worries remain

Restrictions covering people seeking to enter Canada from countries other than the United States were set to expire at midnight June 30.

News Manufacturing General
June 30, 2020  

Companies prodded to rely less on China, but few respond

Drug makers looking to reduce reliance but consumer electronics, medical devices and other industries are hanging in.

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 25, 2020  

Trade confidence plunges, pandemic drives EDC index to an all time low

Almost three-quarters of survey respondents said the pandemic has had a negative impact on their sales.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 24, 2020  

Thousands of Canadians could be affected by Trump’s decision to extend visa ban

The ban on new visas takes effect June 24

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 18, 2020  

EDC predicts 20% drop in exports before rebounding in 2021

Automotive, aerospace and energy big contributors to the 2020 drop.

News Electronics Government Manufacturing General
May 28, 2020  

China-Canada divide widens after Meng ruling, Beijing denounces decision

A judge ruled the allegations against her could constitute a crime in Canada.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
May 26, 2020  

China demands US withdraw sanctions on tech suppliers

Measures expand a US campaign against Chinese companies including tech giant Huawei.

News Government Transportation General
May 21, 2020  

US agrees to Canada’s request to extend non-essential travel

The US has more than 1.5 million active cases of COVID-19, 42% of the world’s active caseload.

News Manufacturing General
April 30, 2020  

Trump trade office adds Amazon to ‘notorious markets’ list

USTR cited complaints from U.S. businesses that consumers can’t easily tell who is selling items on the Amazon platforms.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 27, 2020  

US seals the USMCA deal, trade agreement can take effect July 1

The U.S. notified its North American trading partners April 24 that it has finished the domestic housekeeping work called for in the agreement

News Government Manufacturing General
April 23, 2020  

Key COVID-19 testing chemical reaches Canada

The ingredient needed in tests for the virus has been in short supply in the highly competitive and strained global market.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 20, 2020  

Canada-United States border to be closed for another 30 days

The border was originally closed on March 21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 9, 2020  

Canada must invest in key areas to deal with COVID-19: C.D. Howe

Public policy group notes worrisome tide of export restrictions on critical goods internationally.

News Manufacturing General
March 19, 2020  

Doing business in the time of COVID-19: EDC

The challenge to the global economy and Canadian exporters depends on the severity and longevity of COVID-19.

Insight Manufacturing General
March 3, 2020  

Manufacturers plan for uncertain cash flow in 2020

… but 30% of SME survey respondents had challenges with managing cash flow.

News Manufacturing General
February 25, 2020  

China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

Analysts warn the longer that disruption lasts, the more damage will spread to wider industries and other economies.