Alternative arbitration process would mirror the function of the Appellate Body.
Eleven rounds of negotiations have failed to settle a dispute over Beijing’s push to challenge US technological dominance.
Two separate inspections by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have turned up nothing.
China can appeal the decision.
Suggests a breakdown in talks with the European Union over trade.
Downgrade from 3.7% World Trade Organization forecast issued in September.
The Liberals have been championing changes to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has drawn the ire of US President Donald Trump.
The U.S. and China won’t be in the room Wednesday when 13 countries, including Canada, gather to discuss how best to bring the WTO into the 21st century.
Trade body predicts a further slowing of growth in volume terms to 3.7% in 2019.
Says 30% tariffs announced in January violate WTO rules and improperly help US producers.
Auto parts makers say Canada and other countries have little choice but to respond in kind to any US trade actions.
Part of Trudeau government’s broader defence of the international-rules based trading order.
Called countermeasures “completely without justification under international rules.”
Beijing looking to rally support from governments that criticized Trump for going outside the WTO to impose tariffs.
Tariffs are on affecting a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, pork and electric cars.