Deal likely needed Thursday for Sept. 30 trilateral deadline. Dispute panels, culture and dairy said to be sticking points.
The Canada EU Trade Investment Association is a cross-sector industry group out to promote dealmaking.
Mexico is prepared to move ahead with an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement that does not include Canada if Ottawa and Washington cannot resolve their differences.
Canada is ready to offer the United States limited access to the Canadian dairy market as a concession in negotiations to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The two sides have so far been unable to break an impasse over, among other issues, US access to the Canadian dairy market, a cultural exemption for Canada and the Chapter 19 dispute resolution mechanism.
Canada has been under intense pressure to make irreversible concessions affecting a broad range of issues.
Some 300 farmers from across Canada took to the streets of Montreal to demand the Trudeau government make good on its promise to defend supply management.
Trudeau said Canadians will not sign onto a deal that does not include a dispute resolution mechanism and exemptions for cultural industries.
US-Canada trade talks ended with no deal to revamp NAFTA, and President Donald Trump notified Congress of his intent to sign a bilateral trade pact with Mexico.
US and Canada officials continue to meet but there are three key issues to resolve: dairy, intellectual property, dispute settlement.
Canadians feel stabbed in the back by Mexico after it agreed a separate trade deal with Trump.
A deal with the ASEAN bloc would give Canada access to 650 million consumers.
Canada and China — currently locked in separate trade disputes with the U.S. – are both seeking to diversify their export markets.
CETA is not ‘just’ a trade deal. It is about empowering corporations, undermining sensible regulations and locking in privatization.
Citing farmers’ complaints, antiestablishment government vows to seek parliamentary veto, which would annul pact for all partners
Mexico and the United States agreed to step up talks on updating the NAFTA trade deal in hopes of reaching an agreement on major issues by August.
Mexican and Canadian officials said that talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement will remain a three-way negotiation, despite suggestions by US President that he might pursue separate trade deals with both countries.
Canadian Foreign affairs minister is asking for a NAFTA review into what she calls “unfair and illegal” 30 per cent American tariffs imposed on Canada’s solar panel manufacturers.
Italy will not ratify the EU’s free trade agreement with Canada, the Italian deputy prime minister has said, potentially scuppering the bloc’s biggest deal in years.