In a fictional-sounding – but very real – place named Wallonia, the future of free trade is reeling badly, with potentially graver consequences for Canada than those we fear from the presidential race south of the border. 408 more words
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In August, the French and German governments proclaimed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — the EU-U.S. deal known as TTIP — dead.
After voters in the Netherlands rejected an EU-Ukraine trade pact in a referendum this year, the Dutch government says it cannot see itself ratifying the deal, meaning that’s likely dead too. 914 more words
OTTAWA — Despite tense negotiations Thursday, the small Belgian region of Wallonia continued to block Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union.
But there was room for negotiation. 324 more words
BRUSSELS — The head of Belgium’s small Wallonia region is rejecting a Friday deadline to sign up to a huge trade deal between Canada and the European Union, demanding a full renegotiation that could bring the whole transatlantic agreement down. 412 more words
OTTAWA — Trade minister Chrystia Freeland met with Wallonia’s prime minister Wednesday to try to overcome the tiny Belgian province’s objection to a Canada-Europe free trade deal. 324 more words
As a trading nation, Canada has much to lose if protectionism — clearly on the rise in the U.S. and Europe — gains more ground. 712 more words
Debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Textile and Apparel Industry: Questions from FASH455
#1 Overall, do you think the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reflect the commercial interests of the U.S. textile industry and/or U.S. apparel industry? Why?
#2 We know that the U.S. 203 more words