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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....

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...

Jon Johnson - What We Can Expect Tomorrow at the Washington Hearing on Section 232 and Autos
Intelligence Memos
From: Jon Johnson To:  Canadians Concerned about the Canadian Auto Industry Date:  July 18, 2018 Re:  What We Can Expect Tomorrow at the Washington Hearing on Section 232 and Autos The US Commerce...
Jon Johnson - Section 232 Tariffs and the Automotive Threat (Part Two)
Intelligence Memos
From: Jon Johnson To: Canadians Concerned about NAFTA Date: July 10, 2018 Re: Section 232 Tariffs and the Automotive Threat (Part Two) The imposition of 20-percent tariffs against automotive products...
Jon Johnson - Section 232 Tariffs and the Automotive Threat (Part One)
Intelligence Memos
From: Jon Johnson To: Canadians Concerned about NAFTA Date: July 9, 2018 Re: Section 232 Tariffs and the Automotive Threat (Part One) The US Commerce Department is aiming to have its investigation...

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