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Mexico, US agree to speed NAFTA talks toward August deal
Mexico and the United States agreed to step up talks on updating the NAFTA trade deal in hopes of reaching an agreement on major issues by August.
Mexico, Canada stress common front in NAFTA talks
Mexican and Canadian officials said that talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement will remain a three-way negotiation, despite suggestions by US President that he might pursue separate trade deals with both countries.
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?
It’s official: Romania’s government backs move to delay Rosia Montana inclusion in UNESCO World Heritage network
The minister of culture says that the government has proposed the delay of the inclusion of Rosia Montana in the UNESCO World Heritage list until there is a final ruling in the case opened by Gabriel Resources against Romania.
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.
Results of Gabriel’s lawsuit against Romania may be known late 2019
Gabriel Resources will have to wait until late 2019 to find out whether Romania will have to pay it $4.4 billion in alleged losses related to the company’s Rosia Montana gold and silver project.
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.