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This research area covers rules governing trade between Canada and other countries or among Canadian provinces, the impact of trade restrictions or of their removal, and policy issues affecting the ability of Canadians to compete in world markets, including questions of international economic cooperation.

Aftershocks: Quantifying the Economic Impacts of a US Border Adjustment Tax
February 14, 2017 - Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao
The imposition of a border adjustment tax (BAT) by the United States would hit Canadian exporters hard, according to a C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Aftershocks: Quantifying the Economic Impacts of...
Protectionism and Retaliation
January 25, 2017 - Dan Ciuriak and Jingliang Xiao
Canada, along with Mexico, is particularly heavily exposed to trade with the United States, and there is considerable speculation about how Canada should react if the United States moves unilaterally...
The Art of Breaking the Deal: What President Trump Can and Can’t Do About NAFTA
January 18, 2017 - Jon R. Johnson
Despite President Trump’s threats to “tear up” NAFTA, he cannot unilaterally withdraw the US from the deal, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The Art of Breaking the Deal: What...
Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services
November 29, 2016 - Daniel Schwanen, Jeremy Kronick and Ramya Muthukumaran
Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Playing from Strength: Canada’s...
Investor-state Dispute Settlement in CETA: Is it the Gold Standard?
October 24, 2016 - Tony VanDuzer
CETA’s investment dispute provisions have become a lightning rod for critics of the trade pact within Europe, but in its current form, the CETA text represents a significant improvement from past...
Clearing the Air: How Canadian LNG Exports Could Help Meet World Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
August 24, 2016 - James W. Coleman and Sarah Marie Jordaan
Canadian liquefied natural gas can lower global greenhouse gas emissions if it displaces dirtier sources of power abroad, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Clearing the Air: How...
Konrad von Finckenstein - Tweaking NAFTA
Intelligence Memos
From: Konrad von Finckenstein To: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Global Affairs Date: February 22, 2017 Re: Tweaking NAFTA After his bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau on...
How Trumponomics Turns into a Global Trade War: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
U.S. President Donald Trump’s expansionary fiscal-policy plans and activist trade policies are on a collision course that could lead to a trade war. To avoid that war, it’s vital that U.S. tax...
Daniel Schwanen - Canada’s Trade Priorities in a Renegotiated NAFTA
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen To: The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs Date: February 16, 2017 Re: Canada’s Trade Priorities in a Renegotiated NAFTA President Donald Trump only wants...

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26 May 2017
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26
  • Tim Sargent, Deputy Minister for International Trade
Roundtable Luncheon
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Friday, May 26, 2017,
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09 May 2017
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09
  • Benoit Daignault, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada
Roundtable Luncheon
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, May 9, 2017,
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30 Mar 2017
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30
  • Inside Access: Patents, Copyright and Competition - The Impact of Trade Deals on Canada
Conference Call with Daniel Schwanen, Vice President of Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, March 30, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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