About the C.D. Howe Institute

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.

Get the App

Trade and Investment Disputes


The March into Trade Wars: US Policy Aims and the Implications for Reconciliation
August 2, 2018 - Dan Ciuriak

August 2, 2018 —The long trade peace that took hold with the signing of the GATT in 1947 is over, according to an analysis published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The March into Trade Wars: US...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Jon Johnson - US Approval of the new NAFTA – Pitfalls?
Intelligence Memos
From: Jon Johnson To: Canadians Concerned About the USMCA Date: February 21, 2019 Re: US Approval of the new NAFTA – Pitfalls? US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on January 29 initiated the...
Glen Hodgson - Four (Macroeconomic) Reasons to Worry
Intelligence Memos
From:  Glen Hodgson To:  Concerned Canadians Date: February 1, 2019 Re: Four (Macroeconomic) Reasons to Worry The American economy is adrift, like a huge sailing ship. When tides are high and winds...
Jon Johnson - Another bad US trade idea marches forward
Intelligence Memos
From:  Jon Johnson To:  The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification Cc:  Trade Officials of all WTO Members and the US Congress Date: January 29, 2019 Re:  Another bad US...

There are no results matching your selection.

© 2019 C.D. Howe Institute. All Rights Reserved.
© 2019 C.D. Howe Institute. All Rights Reserved.