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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 Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 8, 2018  

Trudeau tells Chicago crowd killing free trade would hurt US middle class

Key to reducing the grumbling around globalism is ensuring trade rules and policies spread out the benefits.

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 7, 2017  

Freeland shares a dark history lesson with NAFTA partners

The War That Ended Peace serves up a bleak historical lesson about the big anti-globalization backlash of the last century.

News General
September 27, 2017  

Commerce chief Ross: US to tackle ‘bigger’ China trade issues

Looking for major changes in what he calls a “lopsided’ trade relationship.

News Manufacturing General
June 26, 2017  

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

Risks burdening consumers and companies as interest rates rise.