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US coal firm launches NAFTA suit against Alberta over coal phase-out
A US coal miner is launching a NAFTA suit against Alberta over its policy to phase out coal in the electricity system by 2030.
Canada wants free trade deal with southeast Asian nations: Trudeau
Canada wants to walk down the path towards a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Asian nations as early as next spring.
Canada eyes sweeping free-trade deal with China but remains open to sector deals
International Trade Minister Jim Carr says China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive trade deal.
Canada at odds with US changes to text of trade deal: source
Canada is pushing back against US attempts to change the text of their September trade pact and the issue may have to be referred to ministers to settle.
Drugs costs impact health
Canada’s negotiators extended data protection on biologics without knowing impact on prices.
Justice for Roşia Montană!
Roşia Montană voices to be heard in illegal Romanian gold mine litigation
Dairy farmers ’very disappointed’ with USMCA
Dairy Farmers of Ontario spokesperson said the agreement by Canada to end the Class 7 pricing on some Canadian-produced milk ingredients, like protein concentrates, skim milk and whole milk powder, is a concern.
Canada’s sprint to ratify sets up Trans-Pacific trade deal to take effect this year
Formal notice of Canada’s ratification filed Saturday; Australia expected to ratify this week.
New trade deals restrain governments on financial regulation
The new generation of trade agreements currently being negotiated by the EU endangers financial regulation. Worse, they rein in the capacity of states to regulate in the future.
As if the USMCA dairy concessions were not bad enough…
It is deeply concerning, though not surprising, that the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has at least three chapters that formally entrench corporate influence on government decision-making.
How to make investment agreements more progressive: stop signing them
Unverified rumours circulated in early 2018 that Canada was willing to abandon NAFTA’s provisions entitling foreign investors to sue for damages under what is called investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS.
Liberals should consistently fight trade deals that let corporations sue Canada
Investor-state dispute settlement was tempered in the USMCA, but the government needs to justify why it persists asking for it in other agreements.
Canada, Ukraine start reviewing free trade agreement
The joint commission on the implementation of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada will hold its first meeting on Friday, October 19.
Challenging the far right’s nationalist opposition to free trade deals
Extreme right-wing, anti-immigration and Islamophobic parties tend to oppose so-called "free trade" agreements.
Inclusion of Paris Agreement in CETA at risk
France wants to make compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate a precondition to signing European trade agreements. However, this is an issue where France is struggling to get the other 27 EU members to agree.
Canada ’caved’ on intellectual property provisions in USMCA trade deal, experts say
Experts are fuming, saying USMCA will hamper Canada’s innovation economy and hike costs to the health care system over patented drugs.
Trade pact clause seen deterring China trade deal with Canada, Mexico
China’s hopes of negotiating a free trade pact with Canada or Mexico were dealt a sharp setback by a provision deep in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement that aims to forbid such deals with “non-market” countries.
Canada, US have reached a NAFTA deal - now called the USMCA
Canada and the U.S. have announced a tentative new trilateral trade deal with Mexico that includes some key concessions on issues of import to both countries — and also a reworked name: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
How Trump split Mexico and Canada in NAFTA talks
The Mexican president-elect agreed to the US president’s request for a bilateral agreement while Canadian officials believe Mexico gave up too much in the deal.
Mexico ready to proceed with bilateral US-trade deal; Canada may join: negotiator
Mexico is prepared to advance a bilateral trade agreement with the United States that Canada could join within the next few weeks, a top Mexican NAFTA negotiator said.