Currents: Growth opportunities in Asia’s southeast

THIRD IN A SERIES ON WESTERN CANADIAN TRADE Western Canada’s trade with the Asia-Pacific region has increased nearly 25 per cent during the last five years. It’s no surprise that China, the most populous country on the planet, dominates the focus of trade with Asia. Yet, it is Southeast Asia that is one of the

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Currents: NAFTA led to increased trade with partners

SECOND IN A SERIES ON WESTERN CANADIAN TRADE The last time a Clinton won the White House, the North American Free Trade Agreement was about to come into effect. NAFTA expanded Canada’s first ever trade deal with our largest partner, the U.S., to include Mexico. Fast forward to today, when another Clinton is in the

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Currents: This is Canada’s best chance to land a softwood deal

As hard as it seems, given the current state of political dysfunction in the U.S., now is probably the best time to get a softwood lumber deal done. Doing so is, counterintuitively, easier now than will be in the future, when it may not be possible at all. And recent developments in Washington give reasons

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