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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The winners and losers in the new NAFTA
The new deal is preferable to economic chaos.
NS introduces bill implementing Canadian Free Trade Agreement
Includes provisions for binding dispute resolution and labour mobility enforcement.
US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute
No sign of progress on US complaints Beijing steals technology, industry development plans violate free-trade commitments.
Bernier touts himself as the only politician to want truly free trade with US
Conservative MP says supply management is preventing Canada from reaching a NAFTA deal.
Trump to EU leaders: We want a ‘fair trade deal’
Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Oval Office.
Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs
Covers a third of the global economy and markets of more than 600 million people.
UK releases long awaited and already derided Brexit plan
The plan has infuriated fervent Brexit supporters.
EU cuts growth forecasts amid global trade war fears
It also reduced its forecast for the 19-country eurozone.
Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs
20,000 jobs at a Hyundai factory in Alabama are at stake.
Canada’s push for unfettered trade should begin at home
Supply management is protectionism by another name and shouldn’t be ignored as we seek freer trade.
EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum
Negotiations between the European Union and Australia to begin in July.
Updated Canada-Israel free trade deal includes new chapter on gender, e-commerce
Controversial article recognizes merchandise from occupied territories such as the West Bank as products of Israel.
NAFTA: Political heavyweights hit Washington in hunt for deal
People briefed on developments say a deal is possible as early as this week, based on a variety of factors.
South Korean auto workers blast revised trade deal with US
Top negotiator said it will have little impact: there are currently no domestically produced pick-up trucks exported to the US.
US says NAFTA talks are progressing very slowly
Another round in Mexico in late February and said core issues are starting to be discussed.
US defends trade barriers at World Economic Forum in Davos
Meanwhile Canadian, European, Indian leaders champion free trade.
Can globalization sustain the economic tide?
The US under Donald Trump is shaping the narrative on the abuses of globalization.
America first, fair trade last: brace for protectionist aggression
…And prepare for what business with US looks like without NAFTA.
NAFTA negotiation: get ready to rumble
If this were a wrestling spectacle, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto would be the handsome, but lightweight tag team locked in a cage and improbably matched against the orange-masked gigantic villain, Donald Trump.