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.

News General
August 23, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 2, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 25, 2018  

Trump to EU leaders: We want a ‘fair trade deal’

Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Oval Office.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 17, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 12, 2018  

UK releases long awaited and already derided Brexit plan

The plan has infuriated fervent Brexit supporters.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 12, 2018  

EU cuts growth forecasts amid global trade war fears

It also reduced its forecast for the 19-country eurozone.

News Automotive General
July 12, 2018  

Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

20,000 jobs at a Hyundai factory in Alabama are at stake.

Insight Government Manufacturing General
June 19, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 18, 2018  

EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Negotiations between the European Union and Australia to begin in July.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 28, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 25, 2018  

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
March 27, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 29, 2018  

US says NAFTA talks are progressing very slowly

Another round in Mexico in late February and said core issues are starting to be discussed.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 24, 2018  

US defends trade barriers at World Economic Forum in Davos

Meanwhile Canadian, European, Indian leaders champion free trade.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 4, 2017  

Can globalization sustain the economic tide?

The US under Donald Trump is shaping the narrative on the abuses of globalization.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 30, 2017  

America first, fair trade last: brace for protectionist aggression

…And prepare for what business with US looks like without NAFTA.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
August 19, 2017  

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.