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It’s crunch week (again) for Nafta with US and Canada at odds
Deal likely needed Thursday for Sept. 30 trilateral deadline. Dispute panels, culture and dairy said to be sticking points.
New boots-on-the-ground trade association to boost ties between Canada, EU
The Canada EU Trade Investment Association is a cross-sector industry group out to promote dealmaking.
Mexico prepared to do a trade deal without Canada, official tweets
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 ready to allow US dairy access in NAFTA talks: sources
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.
Freeland to head back to Washington Tuesday for high-level NAFTA negotiations
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.
NAFTA end game: the predictable and perilous trade-offs facing Canada
Canada has been under intense pressure to make irreversible concessions affecting a broad range of issues.
Dairy farmers protest as NAFTA talks continue
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.
Canada won’t compromise on culture, dispute resolution in NAFTA talks: Trudeau
Trudeau said Canadians will not sign onto a deal that does not include a dispute resolution mechanism and exemptions for cultural industries.
US to move ahead with Mexico trade pact, keep talking to Canada
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.
NAFTA deal close, but obstacles remain
US and Canada officials continue to meet but there are three key issues to resolve: dairy, intellectual property, dispute settlement.
Nafta betrayal points to bleak future for US-Canada relationship
Canadians feel stabbed in the back by Mexico after it agreed a separate trade deal with Trump.
Canada explores free trade with southeast Asian bloc
A deal with the ASEAN bloc would give Canada access to 650 million consumers.
China says it’s ’always ready’ to restart free trade talks with Canada
Canada and China — currently locked in separate trade disputes with the U.S. – are both seeking to diversify their export markets.
Why CETA is no better
CETA is not ‘just’ a trade deal. It is about empowering corporations, undermining sensible regulations and locking in privatization.
Italy threatens to bring down EU-Canada free trade deal
Citing farmers’ complaints, antiestablishment government vows to seek parliamentary veto, which would annul pact for all partners
Mexico, US agree to speed NAFTA talks toward August deal
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.
Mexico, Canada stress common front in NAFTA talks
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.
Freeland calls for NAFTA review of “unfair and illegal” US solar panel tariff
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.
Hard cheese: Italy vows to scupper EU free trade deal with Canada
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.