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A recap of the TKE’s inaugural event featuring Pascal Lamy

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The TKE held its inaugural event “At the Crossroads: the UK and the EU in an uncertain global trade system” on 19 January in London.  The meeting featured a keynote address by Pascal Lamy, with further contributions by Professor L. Alan Winters and Dr. Swati Dhingra. In his remarks, Pascal Lamy offered a global perspective […]

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Open Doors to a Canadian Progressive Trade Strategy

If Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne makes New Year’s resolutions, he’s probably thinking work-wise of trying to find a new approach to implementing his progressive trade agenda. Decoupling this agenda from his trade negotiations strategy and focusing on other trading partners will open up new opportunities with better prospects for success. Canada successfully negotiated a progressive […]

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Making Trade and Development a Priority for the Commonwealth

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The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2015) in Malta on November 27-29 provides a unique opportunity for the new Liberal government to launch a comprehensive trade and development strategy as a defining feature in its commitment to re-engage in the world. Canada has proportionally more trade and development linkages with Commonwealth countries than any […]

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A Post-Brexit Trade Strategy for Canada

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Authors: Rosemina Z. Nathoo & Phil Rourke   Canada Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne and his officials have been busy. In the last two weeks alone, we saw exploratory free trade talks with China, the launch of consultations on Canada’s relations with Brazil and its Mercosur partners, internal work to modernize an already solid FTA with […]

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The UK’s Voice in the EU and the World: What difference will Brexit make?

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Michael Johnson, former UK Government trade negotiator and Advisor on International Trade Policy, discusses the impacts of Brexit on the UK’s voice in the global forum. 22 November 2017 Historical background The UK has always been ambivalent about the EU and its three predecessor Communities[1].  Soon after the end of World War 2 Winston Churchill, who […]

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Saana Consulting Interview Series #3: Sir Lockwood Smith

Saana Consulting’s interview series for the TKE offers readers unique, insider-perspectives from top trade negotiators from around the world and sheds light on some of the most pressing questions relating to the UK’s future trade and investment strategy. In this series, our experts share insights and lessons for the UK as it seeks to build the capability to navigate […]

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Saana Consulting Interview Series #2: Mr Don Stephenson

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Saana Consulting’s interview series for the TKE offers readers unique, insider-perspectives from top trade negotiators from around the world and sheds light on some of the most pressing questions relating to the UK’s future trade and investment strategy. In this series, our experts share insights and lessons for the UK as it seeks to build the capability to navigate […]

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