China Brief | Edition 012

IN THIS EDITION: Canada’s top cybersecurity official argues Canada can “handle” Huawei, new North American trade deal could have implications for a trade agreement with China, and a look at Canadian energy exports to China. Read more…   Quote: “[Beijing’s] approach is similar to their approach on general China-Canada relations. On one hand, China wants to

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China Brief | Edition 07

Edition 07: How the heating-up China-U.S. trade war could impact Canada, a look at what Destination Canada achieved on its mission to China, and why the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is going to invest in China’s rental housing sector. Read more… Quote of the week “Yes, the U.S. far surpasses China in terms of its

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Letter from Martha Hall Findlay: Speak out on supply management

La version française suit l’anglais Supply management in dairy (and eggs and poultry), has become one of the most divisive issues in the NAFTA negotiations, and in the overall relationship between Canada and the U.S. The report that we published last year should be mandatory reading for all those interested in, and worried about, what

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PODCAST | What the West 014: The Forgotten Neighbour – Mexico Election 2018

On July 1, Mexicans head to the polls to elect a new President and Congress. But here in Canada, where you’d be forgiven for thinking that NAFTA is a bilateral instead of trilateral negotiation, you’d hardly know it. With a populist some would describe as Mexico’s Bernie Sanders leading comfortably in the polls, questions for

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BLOG | What the U.S. has – and hasn’t – learned since the last time it slapped tariffs on imported steel

The aluminum and steel tariffs President Donald Trump slapped on Canada last week may have caught some Canadians by surprise. But it’s not the first time in recent history that that the U.S. has imposed tariffs on imported steel (albeit not on Canada) – and done so immediately in advance of U.S. congressional mid-term elections.

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BLOG | How western Canadian businesses can benefit from dramatic tariff reductions in the CPTPP

On May 22, the federal government tabled the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), taking the first step towards ratifying the multilateral trade deal. While it’s still unclear when the deal will get over the finish line, once it’s in effect, there are big opportunities for western Canadian businesses. The

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