News Government General
November 19, 2020  

China will avoid decoupling amid tension with US, Europe: Xi

Promised to open China’s market wider but no initiatives to respond to complaints it improperly subsidizes and shields technology.

News Manufacturing Economy General
November 16, 2020  

ASEAN, China, other partners sign world’s biggest trade pact

Accord will take already low tariffs on trade between member countries still lower, over time, and is less comprehensive than CPTPP.

News Government General
September 21, 2020  

Canada’s Kennedy to yesterday’s man: John Turner dead at 91

Former PM died peacefully in his sleep at home in Toronto on Sept. 18

News Government Manufacturing General
April 1, 2020  

Pandemic medical supplies scramble highlights new perils to free trade

It could well emerge from the COVID-19 outbreak on life support, if it manages to survive at all.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 25, 2019  

Ascent of Boris heralds stormy economic, political seas for Canada

More disruption with two of its top allies with unpredictably populist men who appear fond of each other.

News Manufacturing General
May 29, 2019  

Canada to align with American timeline for USMCA free trade pact: PM

But only 20 sitting days left in the parliamentary calendar before the House of Commons rises for the summer.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 29, 2019  

EU-Canada trade deal gets green light from legal adviser

Critics of law maintained dispute settlement clauses would give too much power to multinationals at cost of independence of EU member states.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 22, 2018  

Morneau hopes new NAFTA deal signed next week, stresses tariff issue is separate [UPDATED]

He says Canada is working with the U.S. to solve the tit-for-tat tariff dispute; won’t make one set of negotiations contingent on another.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 14, 2018  

Canada wants free trade deal with ASEAN nations: Trudeau

…but experts suggest it could take years to finalize an agreement with the 10-nation bloc.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 12, 2018  

Canada still hopes to secure free trade deal with China

Carr says China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive agreement.

News Government General
October 23, 2018  

US ‘might’ lift tariffs once new trade deal is signed: incoming Mexican foreign minister

Marcelo Ebrard offered few details Monday on the timing of the trade pact’s ratification.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 15, 2018  

Canada open to growing trade with China now USMCA is a done deal: PM

Trudeau says despite “reciprocal” clause in deal, Canada can do business with whom it pleases.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 9, 2018  

China attacks provision of new USMCA deal said to be aimed at Beijing

Provision requires an USMCA member country to provide notice to the other two partners if it plans free trade talks with a “non-market” economy.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 3, 2018  

The winners and losers in the new NAFTA

The new deal is preferable to economic chaos.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 12, 2018  

NS introduces bill implementing Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Includes provisions for binding dispute resolution and labour mobility enforcement.