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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?"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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