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The Great Democracies’ New Harmony

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited US President Barack Obama to attend his country’s Republic Day ceremonies earlier this year, it signaled an important change in relations between the world’s two biggest democracies. 923 more words

Global

Does AGOA’s “third country fabric” provision discourage the development of Africa’s local textile industry?

The following Q&A is adapted from the 2015 AGOA Forum Preview (15m:44s)

Question: What is the principal obstacle to the development of a local yarn industry in an apparel exporting country such as Kenya? 253 more words

Textile

Opinion: A change to supply management won’t kill the family farm. Inertia will

Our highly protectionist supply management system is seemingly under threat by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.

Supply management in Canada is currently supported by a quota system, a price-fixing mechanism, and high tariffs on imports. 598 more words

National

Food In the Sustainable Development Goals: Great Ideas, But What About Demand?

The finalized text for the Sustainable Development Goals was published on August 1st. I was curious to see what it had to say on sustainable food and agricultural systems. 1,889 more words

Sustainability

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) Set Up to 7-year Tariff Phase-out Period for Textiles and Apparel

EU and Vietnam announced on August 4th that they have agreed in principle on a comprehensive and ambitious trade and investment agreement (EVFTA).

According to the… 249 more words

International Trade

TPP In Trouble

Boy, I hope the negotiators from the other countries end up showing more spine than Democratic senators did on fast track authority. Politico reports the encouraging developments… 305 more words

National Politics

Opinion: Supply management needs to change, and dairy farmers know it

As Canada tries to figure out what to do with its dairy quota regime, Europe has just ended theirs. Introduced in 1984, European Union milk quotas were lifted on March 31, creating expansion opportunities for some dairy farmers while potentially menacing the livelihood of many other smaller and more vulnerable producers. 585 more words

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