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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.

Investor-state Dispute Settlement in CETA: Is it the Gold Standard?
October 24, 2016 - Tony VanDuzer
CETA’s investment dispute provisions have become a lightning rod for critics of the trade pact within Europe, but in its current form, the CETA text represents a significant improvement from past...
Clearing the Air: How Canadian LNG Exports Could Help Meet World Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
August 24, 2016 - James W. Coleman and Sarah Marie Jordaan
Canadian liquefied natural gas can lower global greenhouse gas emissions if it displaces dirtier sources of power abroad, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Clearing the Air: How...
Rights of Passage: The Economic Effects of Raising the DMT Threshold in Canada
June 23, 2016 - Christine McDaniel , Simon Schropp and Olim Latipov
Increasing the de minimis threshold (DMT) for imports in Canada would generate significant benefits for Canadians, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Rights of Passage: The Economic...
Better in than Out? Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 21, 2016 - Ali Dadkhah, Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to have a modest impact on Canada, according to ground breaking research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Better in than Out? Canada and the Trans-...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
At the Global Crossroads: Canada’s Trade Priorities for 2016
March 3, 2016 - Daniel Schwanen
Canada must look to trade to boost future economic growth and prosperity in the face of current challenges, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “At the Global Crossroads: Canada’s Trade...
Canada should prepare for life without NAFTA: Globe and Mail Op-ed
Op-Ed
“We live on a continent whose three countries possess the assets to make it the strongest, most prosperous and self-sufficient area on Earth … It is no accident that this unmatched potential for...
Jon Johnson - Critical Choice Looming in Softwood Lumber
Intelligence Memos
As NAFTA renegotiations proceed through the summer and fall, the C.D. Howe Institute Intelligence Memos will be looking at what to expect and provide analysis on the latest developments at the table...
Dionisio Pérez Jácome - The Mexican agenda for the modernization of the NAFTA
Intelligence Memos
As NAFTA renegotiations proceed through the summer and fall, the C.D. Howe Institute Intelligence Memos will be looking at what to expect and provide analysis on the latest developments at the table...

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30 Aug 2017
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  • Dr. Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Roundtable Luncheon
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
13 Jul 2017
Jul
13
  • NAFTA 2.0 Negotiations and the Redefined Role of the US Congress
Conference Call with Christopher Sands, Senior Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Conference Call
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
12 Jun 2017
Jun
12
  • Renegotiating NAFTA: Local Impact, National Concern
Roundtable Luncheon with Mayor Betsy Price, Mayor Michael Rawlings and Steve Verheul
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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