Tag Archives: TPP

Border Democrats’ turn on NAFTA a reality check for Canada

As Canadian leaders and policy-makers gather insights to respond to recent political upheaval in the U.S., an interesting trade development below the border early in the new year has so far flown mostly under the radar. Embed from Getty Images   In January, a group of House Democrats who were part of the vocal anti-TPP

Canada’s ‘Plan B’ for trade with Asia fraught with challenges

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement facing an uncertain future, there are signs the Government of Canada is starting to put together a Plan B for Canadian interests in Asia. The recent announcement by the federal government of a trade agreement feasibility study and the launch of an annual trade policy dialogue with ASEAN (the

Ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The battle has just begun

Judging from the time frames of past trade deals, agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) involving 12 nations are bound to be a lengthy process. Negotiations over the agreement were completed in November, 2015 and the TPP member countries will formally sign the agreement on February 4th, 2016 in New Zealand. However, signing does not

Softwood pact’s end makes TPP participation essential

Canada’s softwood lumber exporters are hoping the new federal government will negotiate another Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) with the U.S. to replace the recently expired deal – and fast. But so too should we be imploring Ottawa to commit to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Without the security blanket of managed trade with the U.S.

How the TPP will transform Canada’s economy and its workforce

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has far reaching implications for Canada’s economy and its workforce. Carlo Dade, Director of the Centre for Trade & Investment Policy, and Janet Lane, Director of the Centre for Human Capital Policy, debate some of the big issues in the complex agreement.   CD: The Trans Pacific Partnership trade

The Softwood Lumber Agreement expires in four days.
Here’s what you need to know

On October 12, the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement expires without a replacement. What does this mean for western Canadian softwood exporters? Managed trade with the U.S. is over On the plus side, the end of the SLA means Canadian softwood lumber exporters will no longer be subject to the SLA export charge that ranges from