Trans-Pacific trade deal carries huge potential for Canada

The agreement gives Canada a bargaining chip in dealing with large players outside the pact, such as China and the U.S.

Trans-Pacific trade deal carries huge potential for CanadaThe reworked Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement between Canada and 10 other nations kicks in on Dec. 20. The federal government heartily endorses the deal it rescued after the U.S. administration abandoned it. But it concedes the deal itself may only increase Canadian gross domestic product by an estimated $4.2 billion, or about…

China may balk at Taiwan entry into resurrected TPP

From Canada’s viewpoint, considerations like global security, freedom, human rights and democracy support Taiwan’s case

China may balk at Taiwan entry into resurrected TPPThe next big trade hullabaloo in the topsy-turvy world of international trade is fermenting: which countries will be invited to join the second membership round of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Taiwan’s application is a potential flashpoint. The clumsily-named CPTPP rose from the ashes of the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the United States…

“Progressive” trade agenda leads to regressive results

Canada wants to include social and environmental standards in trade deals. Countries like China aren't interested in anything but economic advancement

“Progressive” trade agenda leads to regressive resultsIf Brett Wilson were still taking business pitches on Dragons’ Den, he would never partner with Canada’s trade negotiators. During a recent television interview, he openly wondered whether the negotiators were “delusional, naïve or stupid.” It seems he settled on stupid, saying: “Right now, we’re trying to build on this social agenda of respect and…

TPP2 death knell for supply management, and that’s a good thing

The new Trans-Pacific deal will boost agri-food industries. But it’s a nail in the coffin for Canada's protectionist supply-management sectors

TPP2 death knell for supply management, and that’s a good thingCanada is making its trade intentions crystal clear and that's good news for most agri-food industries, although our supply-management sectors face big challenges. Even as the North American Free Trade Agreement talks continue, we've learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn’t dead after all, although the trade deal among Pacific Rim countries has a new name:…

Trudeau’s Asian trip a diplomatic and trade disaster

The PM had a chance to join a global effort to protect Canadian research and innovation, but he failed. And that wasn't his only failure

Trudeau’s Asian trip a diplomatic and trade disasterBefore Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent trip to Asia, the Liberal government promised to promote trade, economic opportunities and investment in Canada. But the trip didn't quite go as planned. At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathering, world leaders hoped to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal after the United States left the agreement…

Trudeau stands tall in Asia by rejecting the status quo

By rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trudeau is signalling that globalization has abandoned some key principles and must be fixed

Trudeau stands tall in Asia by rejecting the status quoCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shocked the pundits and most trade experts last week when he refused to sign the updated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an 11-nation free-trade deal. His decision to continue negotiating and push for a better deal for Canada had a lot to do with preserving the auto industry in Canada and protecting…

Dissecting Trudeau’s Trans-Pacific tap dance

Was the prime minister simply late to a critical meeting on the trade deal or did he attempt to sabotage it?

Dissecting Trudeau’s Trans-Pacific tap danceDid Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intend to cause an international incident? That’s what many columnists and pundits are still trying to figure out after our national leader’s confusing absence, and sudden reappearance, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC). Let’s go back a few steps. Trudeau was in Danang, Vietnam, last week to meet with…

Western Canadian silence will hurt our trade opportunities, again

Oh, the irony! With their withdrawal from the TPP, and after doing all the hard work, the Americans are handing us their market share under TPP 11

Western Canadian silence will hurt our trade opportunities, againThat Western Canada has not been well served by the country’s trade agenda under the previous and current governments is not just a criticism of Ottawa; it’s a damming critique of how little westerners seem to care or how ineffective they’ve been in shaping national trade priorities. What we in the West have done to…

The TPP is simply a Corporate Bill of Rights

Most of the governments involved have no real idea how they will be affected by the Trans Pacific Partnership

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ISDS a potential ICBM on sovereignty

International trade deals could turn nations into branch offices

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