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Canada ordered to pay US concrete company $7M in NAFTA case
Long-running case began after New Jersey company’s bid to open a quarry in Nova Scotia rejected in 2007
Minister Carr welcomes new gender chapter in modernized Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement
Canada and Chile celebrated the coming into force of the modernized Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement.
Sued for existing – ancient Romanian town on the frontline of the battle against ISDS
Today, the 6th of February 2019, the Romanian town of Roşia Montană celebrates its 1888th year of existence. Over the past 20 years, residents have fought against a proposed multi-billion dollar mining project.
EU-Canada trade deal is lawful: EU court adviser
The EU-Canada free trade deal’s provisions on investor protection are in line with EU law, a senior court adviser said in a recommendation to the European Court of Justice.
Democracy instead of corporate power. Food sovereignty instead of free trade
Representatives from 17 farmer organizations from 7 European countries gathered here to denounce the EU’s current trade agenda.
Nigeria, Canada move to revive stalled bilateral agreement
A foreign innvestment promotion and protection agreement was signed by Nigeria and Canada in May 2014, which Canada ratified in 2014. But Nigeria decided not to ratify the agreement because it was later found unbalanced.
Maude Barlow. Water isn’t a business, it’s a fundamental right we must protect
CETA and other trade treaties don’t consider water as a basic necessity, they consider it as an investment, as something that can be traded through private services.
Our changing food trade landscape
How do new technologies and renegotiated supply management rules affect our food system? And, how do we move past the black/white, good/bad binaries that so often frame debates about trade-related issues?
Pacific Rim trade deal enters into force with steep tariff cuts for six nations including Singapore, Australia, Japan
Pacific trade pact takes off with tariff cut in six nations that ratified the pact
The fossil fuel era is coming to an end, but the lawsuits are just beginning
Westmoreland Coal is suing Canada because it did not receive a transition payment following Alberta’s coal phaseout plan. For the province, coal mining companies have no role to play in the energy transition.
Canada looks to sidestep USMCA tripwire in trade talks with China
Sector agreements signed between China and Canada could be rolled into a broader free trade agreement down the road — meaning that sectoral negotiations could lay the groundwork for comprehensive talks.
Trudeau says government ’still in discussions’ with US on USMCA signing
With roughly three hours to go before boarding a flight to Argentina for a meeting of G20 leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this afternoon Canada is "still in discussions with the Americans" about signing the revised NAFTA at the summit.
Venezuela pays miner $425 million in move to safeguard Citgo
Venezuela made an partial payment of a settlement designed to resolve a $1.2 billion arbitration award to a bankrupt Canadian gold miner that’s laying claim to the assets of the parent of refiner Citgo Holding Inc. if it’s not paid in full.
Abritration Court awards South American Silver $28 million for Malku Khota in Bolivia
The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration has awarded South American Silver $18.7 million for amounts invested and another $9 million in interest for its Malku Khota concession, which the Bolivian government revoked in 2012.
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.
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.