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The UK and China

UK-China Trade: Eastern Promise? UK-China trade has featured highly on Theresa May’s visit to China. The Prime Minister hopes that by the end of her sojourn, a further £9 billion in commercial deals will have been secured between UK and Chinese businesses. Trade with China is a small but important part of the UK’s overall […]

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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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Canada’s Progressive Trade Agenda Starts in Africa

Authors: David Luke & Phil Rourke.   The arrival of President-elect Donald Trump threw the Liberal Government’s trade strategy off balance. The recent reshuffling of Cabinet and the now laser-like focus on the United States, Canada’s most important commercial relationship, confirmed the need for a reboot. The first casualty of the change in strategy is […]

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