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Canada seeks input on new members for the CPTPP agreement
The Government of Canada has invited members of the public to submit views on the potential admission of additional members to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Farmers dump manure outside French lawmakers’ offices in CETA protest
Tonnes of manure were dropped and concrete blocks were built outside the offices of two lawmakers from Emmanuel Macron’s LaREM party.
Venezuela on the verge of losing Citgo after recent legal ruling
Canadian mining company Crystallex recently won a $1.4 billion judgment against the Venezuelan government, which nationalized its assets.
French parliament approves EU-Canada free trade deal
France’s parliament approved the EU-Canada free trade agreement despite strong objections by the opposition parties, trade unions and environmental groups.
Canadian legislators urge their French counterparts to reject CETA
As the French National Assembly gets ready to vote Wednesday on ratifying a landmark free trade deal between Canada and the European Union, a group of Canadian opposition legislators is urging their French counterparts to reject the agreement.
Argentina’s Macri flags free trade deal talks with United States, China
Argentina is talking with Brazil about free trade deals with the United States and China, Macri said, also underlining progress on trade deals with Canada, South Korea and Europe.
Ukraine, Canada to work on expansion of FTA agreement to services, investments
Ukraine and Canada will work on deepening economic cooperation and expansion of the bilateral free trade agreement to the sphere of services and investments, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
Canada is refusing to roll over its EU trade agreement for the UK if there’s a no-deal Brexit
UK officials are "furious" at Canada’s decision, but it reflects the confusion around trade policy after the failure of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.
Mercosur in talks with Canada, South Korea about trade deals: Brazil official
The Mercosur trade bloc is in talks with other countries including Canada and South Korea regarding new trade agreements.
CETA and Mercosur meat quotas expose France’s double standards
While France is challenging the meat quotas provided for in the EU-Mercosur trade agreement, it plans to ratify the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA), which has been criticised by French beef producers.
Canada’s updated trade agreement with Israel violates international law
The agreement allows goods and services produced in the Israeli settlements to enter Canada on the same tariff-free terms as goods and services originating in Israel.
NAFTA bill lets Trudeau cabinet wait and see what US Congress does Social Sharing
US Democrats fear higher drug prices, trying to change text of trade deal
Canada takes first step toward ratifying new North American trade deal
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland presented what is known as a “ways and means motion” to the House of Commons, which opens the way for the formal presentation of a bill.
The new Canada-US trade relationship looks like the old one – and that’s a victory
Canada finished the renegotiation of NAFTA. It was touch-and-go at times, with Mexico City and Washington at one point cutting Ottawa out of the loop, but the deal ultimately reached wasn’t far off the NAFTA status quo.
’Beef and pork for cheese deal’ sours as strict EU health rules hinder Canadian exports under CETA
But as exports to the EU lag, shipments of pork and beef to Japan have spiked under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
New report: Secret regulatory talks threaten public protections
Regulatory cooperation has provided a forum for multinational business interests to influence government regulators in secretive committees that largely exclude consumer, environmental and other civil society representatives.
Canadian pork exports to Japan catching up to the United States under CPTPP
Economists had warned that the preferential tariff treatment the bloc enjoyed would threaten the market share of American producers
EU Court CETA ruling shows failure of ISDS reform
The EU Court suggests: well, just don’t pay. And let us block enforcement of unreasonable ISDS awards.
Trade pact with Europe could be hurt by climate action infighting: McKenna
Canadian dithering about climate action could put France’s support for the Canada-Europe free trade agreement at risk, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says.
New report exposes mining companies suing Latin American countries where communities defend land and environment
We analyzed 38 multi-million dollar claims brought by the mining industry using ISDS and other investment protection laws; in over half, communities are fighting to protect Indigenous territory, water, and more.