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Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) increased caloric intake in Canada
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.
Teamsters raise concerns on Canada-Mercosur trade talks
The union is concerned that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership could be used as a model for talks with Mercosur.
An example of regulatory chill
The case of Ethyl v. Canada.
Eco Oro pursues $764m suit against Colombia as Angostura project postures to perish
Junior project developer Eco Oro Minerals has filed a memorial on the merits with the World Bank’s ICSID in its arbitration case against Colombia.
Rusoro Mining wins key US court ruling confirming arbitration award
DC court ruled in Rusoro’s favour, rejecting all of Venezuela’s defenses and holding that the award was valid and enforceable in the United States.
The CJEU ruling in Achmea: death sentence for autonomous investment protection tribunals
My prediction for CETA and TTIP is that an opinion would be a death sentence for the investment protection provisions, since they are capable of being applied to various aspects of EU law.
Mercosur, Canada begin free-trade talks
The foreign ministers slated the first round of talks for the Mercosur-Canada FTA from March 20 to 23 in Ottawa, Canada.
Canada chasing trade deal with South American block after signing new TPP
A spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says the negotiations could begin in earnest in the next 10 days.
Canada didn’t violate trade agreement in B.C. pulp mill case, NAFTA tribunal rules
A NAFTA tribunal rejects $250-million claim by Mercer International Inc. against the Canadian government.
Case studies demonstrate EU member state protections threatened by CETA
Regulating in the public interest at risk if Member States ratify Canada-EU trade deal
US federal court registers $1.2 billion judgment for Rusoro against Venezuela
US Federal District Court Judge Richard J. Leon has ordered Rusoro’s $1.2 billion ICSID Expropriation award against Venezuela registered in the US.
Careful what you wish for: China is “quietly reshaping the world”
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
Eyes on the ’prize’: Canada hosting South American bloc in hopes of accessing free trade with Brazil, Argentina
This next step in the Liberal government’s trade diversification strategy will come a day after Canada formally signs the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Chile
Trade and climate: How the EU can protect the Paris Agreement
It is possible to effectively integrate the Paris Agreement into new trade deals, including CETA and the upcoming JEFTA with Japan.
Justin Trudeau’s visit reflects uneasy state of Indo-Canada trade ties
India’s decision to raise duties on pulses from Canada, elusive progress on bilateral investment treaty and free trade pact major hurdles in improving trade relations.
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.
Digby Neck quarry claim: PM should save us from NAFTA
Starting this week, the Permanent Court of Arbitration panel will meet again to determine how much Canadian taxpayers will have to hand over to Bilcon.
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.