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Canadian corporation uses NAFTA to threaten proposed protection for Puget Sound
The proposed policy follows the escape of over 200,000 Atlantic salmon from the company’s fish farms, sparking outcry from Indigenous groups, environmentalists, and fishing communities.
Cooke Aquaculture Pacific urges lawmakers to consider jobs, science-based policy, fair and equitable treatment
Will seek NAFTA arbitration if ban on Atlantic salmon farming is approved.
Trudeau pushes controversial investor-state dispute settlement provision on trip to India
Negotiations on a Canada-India FIPPA were launched in September 2004 and concluded in 2007, but the deal was never signed.
Canada set to open free trade talks with South American bloc
Officials hope to begin Mercosur talks March 9, the day after signing revised TPP.
Canadian PM Trudeau set to woo Punjab industry
Eager to please the Sikh community in Canada which is increasingly gaining political weight in the country, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is all set to woo the Punjab industry during his India visit later this week.
NAFTA talks have made limited progress, Canada’s chief negotiator says, because they’re moving too fast
Substantial differences remain on autos, a sunset clause, an investor-dispute resolution mechanism and US demands for dairy industry access
A detailed look at the new, decidedly not-so-progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership
Despite its Orwellian title, the CPTPP could also spell the demise of the Trudeau government’s much-hyped progressive trade agenda.
Auto industry skeptical of Canadian TPP side deal on vehicles with Japan
Auto workers and manufacturers are rejecting assertions by Canada’s trade minister that the country won major access for them into the highly protected Japanese market in the recently rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Pacific Alliance, associate members advance trade talks, eye new economic opportunities
The talks brought together officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore with the Pacific Alliance coalition made up of four Latin American countries – Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Belt and Road and the battle for global investment standards
A new battle is taking shape on the world scene. It sees China and the West compete in affirming their respective investment standards around the globe.
NAFTA will undermine health unless Canada resists monopolies on medicines
Time and again, Canadians reaffirm their belief in the basic principle of equitable access to health care for all. But the spirit of this very Canadian principle remains in peril as NAFTA negotiations forge ahead.
Free trade fantasies: Canada must reject both NAFTA and TPP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has boasted of his commitment to progressive economic, environmental and social policies. At the same time, has been a passionate warrior in his pursuit and defence of so-called ‘free trade’ agreements.
CETA, regulatory cooperation and food safety
Agricultural and food standards are among those targeted by CETA’s focus on eliminating so-called ‘non-tariff barriers’.
Canada begins court fight to overturn NAFTA ruling on Digby quarry
Ruling found that New Jersey company was wrongly prevented from opening quarry and terminal.
Can Modi free India’s trade policy from ’swadeshi’ shackles?
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, India is likely to meet a lot of offers for free trade and investment deals. With US, France and Canada leaders meeting their Indian counterpart in coming few months, it is likely that India may enter into a free trade agreement with them. Though, it will be interesting to know how Prime Minister Modi go ahead with these offers.
Unifor stands firmly in opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership
The TPP failed to meaningfully address the negative consequences of greater trade and investment liberalization, including rising inequality, environmental sustainability, job displacement and lower work standards.
Japan says trans-Pacific trade pact, without US, to be signed in March
Eleven countries aiming to forge a new Asia-Pacific trade pact after the United States pulled out of an earlier version will hold a signing ceremony in Chile in March.
Canada initiates NAFTA mechanism against US import duties
Canada filed a request for panel review within the framework of the North American Free Trade Agreement over the U.S. decision to impose duties on imports of Bombardier jet airliners
Trade officials pursue TPP in Tokyo as Canada wavers
Trade officials gathered in Japan for two days of talks to try to forge a trade pact that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last year, but the new 11-member club risks getting bogged down by resistance from Canada.
Canadian parliamentary delegation concludes successful mission to Taiwan
Taiwanese President is asking that Canada advocates for Taiwan’s inclusion in the second round of the TPP meetings and to begin negotiations on a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement deal with Canada.