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.
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.
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%.
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.
A look at what happened at the G20 summit in Argentina
Trump dug in his heels on climate change and language referencing protectionism.
Chinese ambassador hopes to speed trade talks with Canada
Not much progress so far as China rejects Canadian progressive measures.
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.
No quick fix for Canadian trade diversification
Most exporters are small with few resources for capacity building or market expansion.
EU, IMF warn of US protectionism, back multilateral trade
Trudeau praised for “excellent preparation and chairing of this challenging summit.”
Duties that protect domestic interests look attractive
…But they’re a very expensive way to retain jobs
US protectionism concerns otherwise optimistic Canadian manufacturers
PLANT Manufacturers’ Outlook 2018 study shows they’re expecting business to be good, will invest in growth.
Carbon pricing a triumph of ideology over reason
There couldn’t be a worse time to hand another competitive advantage to the Americans.
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.
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.
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.
Message to America: Free trade, fair trade
Buy America/American protectionist measures are costing jobs on both sides of the border.