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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.

Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services
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...
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...
The post-NAFTA world is starting to take shape
Op-Ed
Are we entering the post-NAFTA world? It certainly looks that way. The markets finally woke up to this on Wednesday, after sleepwalking for the past year, as bond yields and stock prices sank and the...
Jon Johnson - Your Convention, President Trump and a Sign of High Regard
Intelligence Memos
From: Jon R. Johnson To: American Farm Bureau Federation Copy to: Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Date: January 8, 2018 Re: Your Convention, President Trump and a Sign of High...
Jon Johnson - Why Does the US Want to Unravel the Trade in Textiles?
Intelligence Memos
From:  Jon Johnson To:  The Canadian NAFTA Negotiating Team Date:  January 3, 2018 Re:  Why does the US want to unravel the trade in textiles? Textile and apparel goods are outliers in the world of...

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03 Oct 2017
Oct
03
  • Webinar: NAFTA
Webinar with Dan Ciuriak, Daniel Trefler and Christopher Sands
Webinar
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
21 Sep 2017
Sep
21
  • Progressive Trade in the Age of President Trump
Roundtable Luncheon with Dan Ciuriak, Brian Kingston and David Usher
Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, British Columbia & Manitoba Suite, 2nd floor
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
11 Sep 2017
Sep
11
  • The Global Financial Crisis: Did the Authorities Fail Again?
David Laidler Lecture with Timothy Congdon and Charles Goodhart
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, September 11, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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