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
Statistics Canada reports $1.1B trade surplus for July
Imports rose 1.2% to $50.9 billion with gains in six of 11 sectors.
FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates benefits of tariffs to US
Too early to claim that his policies have catapulted the industry to new heights.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs
Canada and Mexico targets as Ross asked to consider whether they threaten US national security.
Trade wars are good, and easy to win: Trump
Tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum threatens a global trade fracas.
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…
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.
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.
200 kgs of hash found in shipment of chocolate bars in Halifax
Mississauga, Ont., man faces multiple drug and importation charges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US makes good on promise to renegotiate NAFTA
Trump administration opens 90 days of consultations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congress swings the BAT
The Republican-backed proposal would alter the tax system to penalize imports, without special status for Canada.
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%.
Opportunity for Canada amid rising protectionism abroad: trade minister
Open and trade-friendly environment will translate into unique opportunities despite soft economic growth forecasts.
October trade deficit falls to $1.1B, smallest since January
Import volumes fall 6.2%, prices edge down 0.1%.
Germany’s Merkel ‘not happy’ Pacific trade pact in danger
She made a wider plea for sticking to a multilateral approach in complicated times.
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.
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