Tags » Trade-policy

Canada, Japan at odds over B.C. timber in TPP trade talks, documents show

OTTAWA — One of Canada’s most protected industries — British Columbia timber — has been targeted by Japan in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks, The Canadian Press has learned. 677 more words


Impact of TPP on U.S. Textile and Apparel Manufacturing: A Preliminary Estimation

Potential impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) remains a hot topic among the U.S. textile and apparel industry. A recent news report suggests that implementation of the agreement will negatively affect clothing manufacturers in LA, where most remaining U.S. 653 more words

International Trade

Employment Level Falls 56,000 in June; Unemployment Edges Up to 8.8%; 432,000 Discouraged Job-Seekers Give Up

The headline for today’s employment report for the month of June reads “Employment Increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3%.”  It’s hard to believe that that headline, and the headline of this blog post were both taken from the same report, isn’t it?  329 more words


Editorial: Dairy, poultry and a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are once again heating up, and as the historic deal nears completion, Canada is facing a tough decision. 523 more words


Milke: Free trade creates far more jobs than it ever kills

Years ago, when I lived in Victoria and manned a small office, a salesman wandered in and tried to sell me his particular photocopier. He noted my current machine was Japanese, but his was Canadian. 631 more words


Letter: Canada should seize the opportunity TPP presents

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which seeks to establish commercial regulations for free trade in Asia, represents 40 per cent of the global economy, has a bearing on 800 million consumers and involves 12 countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. 266 more words