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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.
Should Canada scrap its supply management system? No
In the current talks to renegotiate NAFTA, the US is demanding a significant increase in access to Canadian agricultural markets and the phasing out of tariffs. Effectively, this would mean the end of supply management.
Lana Payne: Trading away the potential for stronger labour rights
With all the talk of demanding labour rights under NAFTA that are progressive and enforceable, it begs the question: what happened to demanding those rights when negotiating the new Trans-Pacific trade deal?
Dodgy trade deals like CETA threaten UK workers
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement enshrines the right of corporations to make profit - whatever the cost to real people.
Should Canada reject NAFTA? Yes
NAFTA is a corporate rights agreement, not a free-trade agreement in the original sense.
Mercosur-Canada agreement includes women’s issue
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa announced that the trade agreement between the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and Canada includes a chapter on the promotion of women in that area.
Argentina’s Macri wants Mercosur to pursue global trade deals
Argentine President Mauricio Macri and Uruguayan counterpart Tabare Vazquez agreed that the Mercosur bloc should pursue trade accords with Asian countries and Canada.
Liberals’ corporate-friendly TPP trade deal will kill Canadian jobs, increase inequality
The TPP is first and foremost a corporate-rights deal for multinationals. It will worsen inequality, further erode Canada’s manufacturing and industrial base.
In a trade war, Canada’s energy not on the table
Canada is hamstrung by a little-known NAFTA clause that packs a huge climate punch and gives the US first access to most of Canada’s oil and natural gas.
Italy won’t ratify EU free-trade accord with Canada - farm minister
taly will not ratify the European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada because it does not ensure sufficient protection for the country’s specialty foods.
Canada and Moldova sign agreement to promote foreign investment, trade
The two ministers discussed how the agreement will deepen economic ties and expand investment opportunities for businesses in Canada and Moldova.
Canada wants Pacific trade pact ratified fast amid Trump spat: minister
Canada wants to speed up the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact to offset the adverse effects of the trade spat erupting with the United States.
Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?
The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built
Free trade accord signed with Canada
Israel and Canada signed a new free trade agreement.
Canada positions itself to soon debut trans-pacific trade bill
The Canadian government could soon introduce a bill to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), possibly as early as June 19.
Updated Canada-Israel trade agreement to give gender rules ’teeth’
Revamped trade pact also includes new provisions for labour standards, environment.
Italian populists post final version of gov’t "contract"
The document opposes international trade treaties such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Pacific Alliance, associate members enter fourth negotiating round, look to clinch deal by July
The four-country Pacific Alliance consists of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The coalition aims to achieve the goal, launched nearly a year ago, of conferring a new associate member status to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Canada backs foreign investor rights to protect mining sector: Book
Canada’s controversial mining sector may be the driving force behind the country’s insistence on protecting foreign investors’ rights over laws that guard its own citizens and environmental values.