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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.

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 “...
Aftershocks: Quantifying the Economic Impacts of a US Border Adjustment Tax
February 14, 2017 - Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao
The imposition of a border adjustment tax (BAT) by the United States would hit Canadian exporters hard, according to a C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Aftershocks: Quantifying the Economic Impacts of...
Protectionism and Retaliation
January 25, 2017 - Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao
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...
The Art of Breaking the Deal: What President Trump Can and Can’t Do About NAFTA
January 18, 2017 - Jon R. Johnson
Despite President Trump’s threats to “tear up” NAFTA, he cannot unilaterally withdraw the US from the deal, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Art of Breaking the Deal: What...
Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services
November 29, 2016 - Daniel Schwanen, Jeremy Kronick and Ramya Muthukumaran
Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Playing from Strength: Canada’s...
Jon Johnson - The NAFTA Die is Cast – Sort of
Intelligence Memos
From: Jon Johnson To: Canadians Concerned about NAFTA Date: September 5, 2018 Re: The NAFTA Die is Cast – Sort of The US Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA Law)...
Christopher Sands - Alternatives to NAFTA Chapter 19
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Global Affairs From: Christopher Sands Re: Alternatives to NAFTA Chapter 19 Date: September 4, 2018 The status of the Chapter 19 dispute resolution...
Daniel Schwanen - Let`s Grab the NAFTA Carrot
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen To: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Global Affairs. Date: August 30, 2018 Re:  Let`s Grab the NAFTA Carrot The US-Mexican agreement on key elements of a renewed...

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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
29 Nov 2017
Nov
29
  • Inside Access: Head on Collision: The Fate of Autos under NAFTA
Conference Call with Dennis DesRosiers, Jon Johnson, and Christopher Sands
Conference Call
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

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