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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 Manufacturing Economy General
September 4, 2019  

Statistics Canada reports $1.1B trade surplus for July

Imports rose 1.2% to $50.9 billion with gains in six of 11 sectors.

News Government Economy General
September 17, 2018  

FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates benefits of tariffs to US

Too early to claim that his policies have catapulted the industry to new heights.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 13, 2018  

China says Washington asks to resume talks on tariff fight

Announcement followed reports that foreign companies in China have been hurt by earlier tariff hikes by both sides.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
August 20, 2018  

Trump blames California fires on Canadian lumber imports: Canucks push back

Comments are troubling and ridiculous on a number of levels: FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor.

News Manufacturing Economy General
August 7, 2018  

Canada’s June trade numbers strong despite US tariffs on metals

Smallest deficit since January 2017, fuelled by an increase in the value of total exports of 4.1%.

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 Automotive Government Manufacturing General
May 24, 2018  

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

Canada and Mexico targets as Ross asked to consider whether they threaten US national security.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
March 2, 2018  

Trade wars are good, and easy to win: Trump

Tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum threatens a global trade fracas.

Insight Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations
August 22, 2017  

Our $38-million-a-day gift to Americans

Donald Trump says Canada’s energy exports are unfair to the US, but he’s clearly unaware that we’ve given Americans the biggest trade gift ever…

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
August 4, 2017  

Mexico’s share of auto investment, jobs seen as key NAFTA issue

US NAFTA objectives don’t mention auto sector specifically, but calls for stiffer rules of origin and more stringent environmental and labour standards.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
August 2, 2017  

200 kgs of hash found in shipment of chocolate bars in Halifax

Mississauga, Ont., man faces multiple drug and importation charges.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 6, 2017  

May trade deficit grew to $1.1 billion, StatsCan says

Increase in the trade deficit came as imports rose 2.4% to $49.8 billion, led by an increase in aircraft imports.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
June 12, 2017  

Goods made by child labourers flooding into Canada: report

Imports of so-called risky goods into this country totaled $34 billion last year, up from $26 billion in 2012.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
May 29, 2017  

Trudeau and Trump talk trade, security at G7 summit

90-day review period imposed by President Trump prevents the leaders from discussing in detail any NAFTA-related issues.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 29, 2017  

Can the TPP offer a quick fix for NAFTA?

Pacific Rim trade pact could help bring the outdated 23-year-old NAFTA up to the standards of modern era trade agreements.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
May 19, 2017  

US makes good on promise to renegotiate NAFTA

Trump administration opens 90 days of consultations.

News Food & Beverage Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
April 26, 2017  

It’s Canada’s turn to get blasted by Trump

White House makes it clear that issues over dairy and softwood lumber are related to NAFTA renegotiations.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
April 19, 2017  

Reasons to be optimistic: opportunities despite the uncertainties

The US economy is performing well, the loonie is fairly low and emerging markets appear to be strong.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
April 12, 2017  

WTO predicts uptick in global trade despite uncertainty related to US protectionism

Trade body projects trade growth of 2.4% this year, up from 1.3% in 2016.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
April 7, 2017  

Mulroney back on Parliament Hill in role as NAFTA broker

Former PM expects so-called country-of-origin rules to be an area of discussion in the eventual trade deal negotiations.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
April 7, 2017  

Ontario’s Wynne reaches out to US governors to win allies on free trade

Provincial government fears a proposed Buy American bill in New York state could trigger a domino effect in other states.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
April 5, 2017  

Scotiabank CEO calls for open dialogue to combat growing protectionism

Worry around free trade stems from tech progress that’s changing the economy and, in some cases, eliminating jobs, Porter said.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
March 29, 2017  

Costs of protectionism ‘steep,’ Bank of Canada’s Poloz says

Central bank governor notes periods in which Canada turned inwards that have rarely led to success.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
March 14, 2017  

Congress swings the BAT

The Republican-backed proposal would alter the tax system to penalize imports, without special status for Canada.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 16, 2017  

Canada must remain nimble as it braces for Trump

Proposed border adjustment tax on imports could force Canadian export to the US to drop by 9%.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 6, 2017  

Opportunity for Canada amid rising protectionism abroad: trade minister

Open and trade-friendly environment will translate into unique opportunities despite soft economic growth forecasts.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 6, 2016  

October trade deficit falls to $1.1B, smallest since January

Import volumes fall 6.2%, prices edge down 0.1%.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 23, 2016  

Germany’s Merkel ‘not happy’ Pacific trade pact in danger

She made a wider plea for sticking to a multilateral approach in complicated times.

News Manufacturing General
November 22, 2016  

Asia laments Trump rejection of Pacific trade pact

Decline of the 12-nation trade pact could give a boost to alternative initiative promoted by China.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 22, 2016  

Canada needs to do better job selling the US on trade benefits: ambassador

$2.4 billion goods traded, 35 states and 9 million US jobs depend on cross-border trade