5 things you didn’t know about the Pacific Alliance (including what it is and why Canada should care)

Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru make up the Pacific Alliance trade integration group. In June 2017, Canada was one of four Pacific Alliance observer countries invited to become an associate member of the bloc (along with Australia, New Zealand and Mexico). Below are five things you might not know about the Pacific Alliance – and

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U.S. one step closer to imposing permanent duties on Canadian softwood lumber

The U.S. Commerce Department just released its final determinations in its antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigations against Canadian softwood lumber imported into the U.S. As expected, Commerce announced it will indeed impose finalized duties in both cases. Commerce revised its tariff rates to be slightly lower and also excluded lumber from Newfoundland and

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WATCH | Western Canada’s Trade Agenda: TPP11 and beyond

Today, the Canada West Foundation and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada released Western Canada’s Trade Agenda: TPP11 and beyond. In this video, Carlo Dade, director of the Trade & Investment Centre, discusses the way forward for Canada, and the western provinces, on trade. Canada’s trade future The increasing uncertainty around the future of Canada’s trade

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Analysis: How Trump’s threat to scrap NAFTA could unfold (and what it means for western Canada)

As the fourth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations get underway, there is still understandable concern that U.S. President Donald Trump will make good on a threat he has made repeatedly since assuming the Oval Office: that the U.S. will terminate NAFTA. With 76 per cent of Canadian goods exports (2016) and more

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Trump’s America actually has a trade surplus with Canada

The U.S. trade deficit is a major reason President Donald Trump promised to renegotiate trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).* There is near unanimous consent among economists that tying trade deficits or surpluses to trade talks is either baffling or just plain stupid, but this has not dissuaded the U.S. administration

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Key dates this fall in softwood lumber dispute

This spring, the U.S. slapped countervailing duties on its imports of Canadian softwood lumber, followed by anti-dumping tariffs. As August winds down, Canadian exporters are getting a brief reprieve, but the trade dispute is not over. Below is a brief update with some of the key softwood dates this fall: August 25 The preliminary countervailing duties

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