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Peru Columbia Free Trade

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced that legislation has been introduced in the House of Commons for the free trade agreements (FTAs) Canada...

Amendments to NAFTA Rules of Origin

On Wednesday, May 7, 2008, an agreement entitled “Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement between the Government of Canada, the Government of the United States of America, and the Government of the United Mexican States,...

SCOTUS to Hear Anti-Dumping Case

The U.S. Supreme Court indicated yesterday that it would hear an Appeal involving anti-dumping duties imposed on low-enriched uranium from Europe.  In a case that will highlight the tension between U.S. anti-dumping law and...

News reports - WTO Rules Against China on Auto Parts

News reports indicate that the WTO Panel established to look into a complaint by the U.S., Canada and the E.C. regarding a Chinese tariff on auto parts has issued an interim ruling condemning the tariff.  The three...

Canada Threatens China with WTO Complaint over Tourism Ban

According to Trade Minister David Emerson, Canada is prepared to lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization to try to force China to designate Canada an approved tourism destination.  Despite three...

Canada's Exports to China Rise

According to preliminary figures, Canada's exports to China rose 27% in 2007.  This increase comes despite diplomatic tension between Canada and China arising from Canada's continued focus on China's human rights...

Canada Will Not Re-tender Sub Maintenance Contract

News reports indicate that the Canadian federal government will not re-tender a $1.5 billion submarine contract to repair and maintain Canada's four Victoria-class submarines.

Following a request for proposal issued in...

U.S. Couple Launches NAFTA Claim over Income Trusts Decision

A year after the Canadian Minister of Finance announced that Ottawa would tax money paid to shareholders by income and energy trusts, a Chicago couple has launched a claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade...

Competition Policy Review Panel Releases Consultation Paper

As part of the 2007 Budget, the Canadian government committed to review Canada's competition and foreign investment policies.  In order to do so, the Canadian government established the Competition Policy Review...

Canadian Throne Speech Targets Interprovincial Trade Barriers

In the October 16, 2007 Throne Speech, the Canadian federal government targeted intra-canadian trade barriers.  In particular the Throne Speech pointed out that "[i]t is often harder to move goods and services across...