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International, Politics

Canada requests WTO consultations with China over canola ban

Canada has requested formal consultations with China before the World Trade Organization to resolve a Chinese ban on Canadian canola shipments, International Trade Minister Jim Carr announced Friday. The move comes as Ottawa and Beijing find themselves locked in a» 

Economy, International

Canada and EU agree on temporary fix for trade dispute resolution body

Canada and the European Union have agreed to a contingency plan to resolve trade disputes between them in case the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute resolution body is paralyzed because of the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to it.» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU work on ‘interim fix’ to save global trade body

Canada and the European Union are close to agreeing to a possible temporary solution to save the World Trade Organization (WTO) from paralysis induced by the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to the global trade body’s dispute resolution mechanism,» 

Economy, International, Politics

U.S. fires back with WTO challenge against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs

The United States launched a formal challenge with the World Trade Organization Monday against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on a long list of U.S. products, arguing Canadian countermeasures breached international trade law and were “designed to punish American workers, farmers and» 

Economy, International, Politics

Don’t let hatred of Trump lead Canada into costly trade retaliation blunder, says U.S. expert

Canadians shouldn’t let their hatred of Trump blind them into stumbling into a full-out trade war with the United States, says an American expert on international trade. Marc Busch, professor of International Business Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service,» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Wine war: International dispute sees Australia vs Canada

Canada and the U.S. have a long history of trade challenges, seemingly made more intense with the recent protectionist attitude of the U.S. Now, Australia has decided it wants to challenge Canada too, in this case over wine. On Friday» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada takes softwood lumber duties fight to WTO

Canada has requested World Trade Organization consultations with the United States over anti-dumping and countervailing duties the U.S. Department of Commerce has set on softwood lumber imports from Canada, the federal government announced Tuesday. “The U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose punitive anti-dumping» 

Economy, International, Politics

Government loan to Bombardier draws complaint from Brazil

The Canadian government announced it will provide Bombardier $372.5 million in interest-free loans, and Brazil will formally complain about it to the World Trade Organization. The complaint will argue that the loans give the Quebec-based Bombardier an unfair advantage over» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Canada-US lumber deal, back again, still bad for Canada

A new assessment by an economic analysis group says the Canada-US softwood lumber deal threatens up to 22,000 jobs in Canada. It adds the deal has benefitted American producers, while harming Canadian producers and American consumers. The analysis was prepared» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

COOL: US imposed trade issue continues

It has been a long-standing international trade dispute pitting Canada and Mexico against the US and in spite of consistently losing at the World Trade Organization, the US, is still causing financial harm to a Canadian livestock sector. Begun in»