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)
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’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.
Keeping the European project alive requires EU members to abide by the principle of loyalty to European institutions.
New Jersey company behind quarry proposal in Digby Neck claims damages of $443M US in lost profits.
Extended patent protections under Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union could cost the federal government some $270 million a year, according to a new report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin has been pressing his Canadian counterpart on the issue of a bilateral foreign investment agreement.
Colombia’s decision to ban mining activities in the Páramos, a range of environmentally sensitive wetlands that provide approximately 70% of the country’s water supply, has so far led to three treaty-based arbitration cases.
Dislike of investor-state dispute mechanism appears widespread. Public consultation files detail what Trudeau team was told.
China’s ambassador has firmly rejected a key pillar of the Trudeau government’s trade agenda, branding its attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact as a non-starter for his country.
Canada’s chief representative stated that the proposals regarding food packaging brought up by the United States are not acceptable to his country, which wants to retain the ability to put warning labels on junk food to combat obesity.
Leaked EU documents reveal a secret committee will begin discussions on how to weaken norms on pesticides and food quality standards.
New study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates these changes corresponded with increased US exports and investment in the Canadian food and beverage sector.
The union is concerned that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership could be used as a model for talks with Mercosur.
The case of Ethyl v. Canada.
The foreign ministers slated the first round of talks for the Mercosur-Canada FTA from March 20 to 23 in Ottawa, Canada.
A spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says the negotiations could begin in earnest in the next 10 days.
A NAFTA tribunal rejects $250-million claim by Mercer International Inc. against the Canadian government.
Regulating in the public interest at risk if Member States ratify Canada-EU trade deal
Canadian business wants a notch in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In Asia, as in Canada, there are domestic and foreign policy risks to consider