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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 6, 2020  

Premiers to celebrate USMCA, beat back protectionism in Washington

Trump kicking the tires on a Buy American move that would pull the US out of a $1.7-trillion procurement agreement with WTO members.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
December 18, 2018  

Steel, aluminum tariffs impacting one third of Canadian exporters: poll

Tariffs and fear of protectionism are negatively impacting exporters, but USMCA has improved business sentiment.

News Government Economy General
December 5, 2018  

Trump’s push for tariffs squeezes a weakening global economy

Global growth was already slated to slip to 3.5% next year from 3.7%.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 3, 2018  

Canada has ‘high level of confidence’ USMCA will be ratified in US: Morneau

Trump said he planned to give formal notice of his intentions to withdraw from NAFTA, to force US Congress into ratifying new deal.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 3, 2018  

A look at what happened at the G20 summit in Argentina

Trump dug in his heels on climate change and language referencing protectionism.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 20, 2018  

Chinese ambassador hopes to speed trade talks with Canada

Not much progress so far as China rejects Canadian progressive measures.

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 Manufacturing General
July 16, 2018  

No quick fix for Canadian trade diversification

Most exporters are small with few resources for capacity building or market expansion.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 11, 2018  

EU, IMF warn of US protectionism, back multilateral trade

Trudeau praised for “excellent preparation and chairing of this challenging summit.”

Insight Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Metals Economy General
March 7, 2018  

Duties that protect domestic interests look attractive

…But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs

News Manufacturing General
January 18, 2018  

US protectionism concerns otherwise optimistic Canadian manufacturers

PLANT Manufacturers’ Outlook 2018 study shows they’re expecting business to be good, will invest in growth.

Insight Business Operations Economy General
February 16, 2017  

Carbon pricing a triumph of ideology over reason

There couldn’t be a worse time to hand another competitive advantage to the Americans.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 16, 2017  

CEOs are confident about growth, but concerned about protectionism

Canadian CEOs are optimistic for 2017, but many agree it’s going to be tougher to compete amidst growing protectionism.

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February 13, 2017  

Will trade get Trumped? Play it cool with ‘America First’

Companies are still optimistic about sales but many are concerned about potential US protectionist policies.

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September 25, 2016  

Advancing manufacturing: highlights from PLANT in the 1980s

Technology offers the potential for great leaps in productivity improvement as Canada and the US shake hands on free trade.

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February 18, 2015  

Message to America: Free trade, fair trade

Buy America/American protectionist measures are costing jobs on both sides of the border.