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Charest continues push for Canada-EU trade pact

The biggest issue with the Canada-Europe free trade deal is expectations. Can it deliver on the considerable promises made by its backers?

One of its most vocal promoters is former Quebec Premier Jean Charest, who clearly wants the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) to be the biggest part of his political legacy. 641 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: A Mixed Bagful of August Trade Figures

The August monthly U.S. trade figures released by the Census Bureau this morning presented a mixed picture. The combined U.S. goods and services trade deficit edged down from July’s level, exports hit an all-time high, and the manufacturing and China shortfalls retreated from their record monthly levels. 551 more words

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Kantor and Schwab: "Prioritize Trade"

With 60 percent of global trade at stake in pending  deals, now is the time to make trade a priority.

Mickey Kantor & Susan Schwab | U.S. 2,698 more words


Public debate following the hearing of EU Commissioner-designate for trade Cecilia Malmström before the European Parliament

Written by Cornelia Vutz

Now that Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has put together his desired team of Commissioners, they all appear before the competent European Parliament (EP) Committee for scrutiny. 694 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: The Case for New Trade Policies Right Under a Reporter's Nose

The New York Times’ Thomas Edsall has been doing a terrific job of monitoring U.S. economic trends – especially in the labor markets – and of spotlighting the scholarly research that’s doing the most to keep clarifying the picture. 431 more words

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CETA offers more far reaching tariff elimination than NAFTA

Negotiations on the Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a signature initiative of the Harper government, have finally been concluded. Many had been taking the government to task, asking when this long promised agreement would be finished. 583 more words

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