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To get a softwood deal with Trump, Canada should take these 5 messages to Washington

Photo credit: iStock, BasSlabbers Donald Trump officially becomes U.S. president today, and will begin implementing his trade agenda. He comes to office touting his plans for “creating jobs and wealth for American workers.” Canada’s best hope in resolving the escalating softwood lumber dispute is to use this to our advantage. Canada has a very short window

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

How much change is coming from Washington on trade?

This is blog was originally published on Talking Trade from the Asian Trade Centre. Talking Trade is written by Dr. Deborah Elms, Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre, Singapore. In November 2016, she and Carlo Dade, Director of the Centre for Trade & Investment Policy at the Canada West Foundation, co-authored Plan B for Canadian Trade Policy

Fun’s Over: Getting ready for Inauguration and a new U.S. administration

Less than two weeks until the U.S. election means less than three months until a new president is sworn in and a new administration is born. With Hillary Clinton well ahead in the polls, it is time to move past the schadenfreude of Trump sound bites and begin to prepare for what comes next. So,

Dispute between Canada and China puts the squeeze on western canola exports

A dispute coming to a head between China and Canada is threatening to put the western provinces’ $2.6 billion canola export industry through the wringer just as harvest starts to come in. After years of unsuccessful negotiations between China and Canada, western canola exporters face the possible loss of their second largest export market after

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