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This research area covers rules governing trade between Canada and other countries or among Canadian provinces, the impact of trade restrictions or of their removal, and policy issues affecting the ability of Canadians to compete in world markets, including questions of international economic cooperation.

Weaponizing Uncertainty: Trade Policy under the Trump Administration
June 19, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak and Meredith Crowley
The Trump Administration is deploying uncertainty as a new weapon in trade protection, according to an analysis published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Weaponizing Uncertainty” authors Meredith...
Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda: NAFTA and Beyond
June 14, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak
Ottawa should press its progressive trade agenda, which is a response to the global rise of anti-globalization, with trading partners other than Washington, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe...
Understanding the Volatility of the Canadian Exchange Rate
February 8, 2018 - Martin Eichenbaum, Benjamin K. Johannsen and Sergio Rebelo
Contrary to popular belief, commodity prices are not the best predictor of the future exchange rate for the Canadian dollar, according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Understanding...
The NAFTA Renegotiation: What if the US Walks Away?
November 28, 2017 - Dan Ciuriak, Lucy Ciuriak, Ali Dadkhah and Jingliang Xiao
The US request to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) opens up the possibility of the trade agreement lapsing. In "The NAFTA Renegotiation: What if the US Walks Away?" authors...
Table Stakes: Congress Will Be Sitting across from Canada at the NAFTA 2.0 Negotiations
July 13, 2017 - Christopher Sands
A newly empowered US Congress will be holding the reins in the upcoming NAFTA talks, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Table Stakes: Congress Will be Sitting across from Canada at...
Patents, Copyright and Competition: Assessing the Impact of Trade Deals on Canada
March 30, 2017 - Daniel Schwanen and Aaron Jacobs
Controversial changes to drug patent and copyright rules required under Canada’s recent trade deals will have manageable side effects, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...
Ciuriak, Crowley - Weaponizing Uncertainty: Trade Policy under the Trump Administration
Intelligence Memos
From: Dan Ciuriak and Meredith Crowley To: Canadians Concerned about Trade Wars Date: June 20, 2018 Re: Weaponizing Uncertainty: Trade Policy under the Trump Administration The Trump Administration...
Dan Ciuriak - Deconstructing Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda
Intelligence Memos
From: Dan Ciuriak To: Canadians Concerned about Tariffs Date: June 14, 2018 Re: Deconstructing Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda Canada is developing a progressive trade agenda in response to the...
Jon Johnson - Is Trump’s Call for “Total Free Trade” Real or a Bluff
Intelligence Memos
From:  Jon Johnson To:  Trade Officials of the EU, Canada, Mexico and Japan Date:  June 12, 2018 Re:  Is Trump’s Call for “Total Free Trade” Real or a Bluff Just before departing the G7 conference on...

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30 Oct 2018
Oct
30
  • Managing Expectations: Doing Trade with the Trump Administration
Roundtable luncheon with Jeff Boyd and Jason Krips
Calgary, 421 7 Avenue Southwest, Suite 4000
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
28 Mar 2018
Mar
28
  • Canada’s Trade Agenda
Roundtable Luncheon with Timothy Sargent, Deputy Minister of International Trade, Global Affairs Canada
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Barrick Gold Corporation
02 Feb 2018
Feb
02
  • Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada
Canada’s 2018 Foreign Policy Agenda
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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