In this article, Dan discusses how many in developed countries believe that workers in their jurisdictions have been negatively impacted by trade, primarily as a result of labour cost differences between developed and developing jurisdictions. Whether justified or not, the ‘unfair trade’ complaint has been adopted by politicians in developed countries, many of whom have tried to address disparities in labour cost through bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements with developing countries.
Following a press release the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo made remarks on the theme of slowing global trade growth earlier this year. In 2017, there was optimism of renewed momentum in global trade which was backed by a 4.6% growth. This period of broad-based growth lasted throughout 2017 and into Read More…
When the North American Free Trade Agreement was first negotiated in 1994, Chapter 19, a dispute settlement mechanism specializing in anti-dumping and countervailing (ADCVD) cases, was heavily contested by Canada. However, the tables have turned almost two decades later, as Canada has fought to preserve the mechanism in recent trade talks. With the renegotiations complete, Read More…
In this article, Dakota Bewley discusses the trade war between the US and China. Is President Trump’s aggressive outlook towards China a tool for economic containment?
The NATO Association of Canada had the privilege of having the late Honourable Donald Stovel Macdonald (1932-2018) as its Chairman from 1998 to 2003. NAOC Program Editors, Ryan Atkinson and Justin Dell, look back on Macdonald’s life and the impact it had on the NATO Association of Canada and the Canadian people as a whole.
Is Canada’s commitment to North American defence enough to face new challenges in security and immigration, trade, and threats to global peace?
Canada’s proposing new chapters for NAFTA re-negotiation talks that are some of the most socially ambitious yet.
In this exclusive interview, H.E. David MacNaughton talks about the critical role that he plays, as Canada’s Ambassador to it’s most important ally, during this critical time in Canada-U.S. relations.
With Donald Trump in the White House, NAFTA is likely to be renegotiated—and unlikely to be fixed.
The cabinet shuffle gave Canada’s trade officials a new hand, but few new cards. Ross Linden-Fraser offers his take on what the changes can – and cannot – do for the country’s trade agenda.