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Protectionism and Retaliation

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January 25, 2017
Protectionism and Retaliation

Canada, along with Mexico, is particularly heavily exposed to trade with the United States, and there is considerable speculation about how Canada should react if the United States moves unilaterally to implement protectionist policies, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute Working Paper. In “Protectionism and Retaliation” authors Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao estimate the damage that would be done by a 10 percent tariff surcharge unilaterally imposed by the United States on its trade partners – and the effects if Canada retaliated with a 10 percent tariff of its own.

Author(s):

Dan Ciuriak, Former Deputy Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Director and Principal, CiuriakConsulting Inc.
Dan Ciuriak
Jingliang Xiao, Research Associate with Ciuriak Consulting

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