China Brief | Edition 6

Edition 6: How a mountain of plastic is causing a major recycling headache, the rise of a robot farm, China’s fading soccer dreams and why we’re finally calling it a U.S.-China trade war. Read more… Quote of the week (in honour of the World Cup) “China’s soccer troubles are a case study in the limits

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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 013: Canada’s secret weapon on trade

From reopening NAFTA to America First and musing about implementing tariffs and border taxes, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown out the rule book on trade, and with it, everything Canada was accustomed to in dealing with the U.S. Canada’s best hope in dealing with changes in the U.S. isn’t Ottawa, it is on the

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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 | Canada’s steel and aluminum industry, and the impact of U.S. tariffs

Canada suddenly finds itself locking horns with the United States over steel and aluminum. The first salvo came from the U.S., which as of June 1, enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the EU – steel will have a 25% tariff going into the United States, and aluminum will have

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PODCAST | What the West? 010: Between two giants

China and the U.S. are diving deep in to a trade war, with no signs of turning back. As our two largest trading partners beat their chests at each other, where does that leave Canada? In this episode, Sarah Pittman sits down with two China experts to talk about Canada’s place between the two giants

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