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Trade Watch 2018: Brexit

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email On March 29, 2019 the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). On what terms? What will Brexit mean for the future of the UK’s trading relations with the EU and the rest of the world? Just over a year ago (on March 29, 2017), UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, informed the EU of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. Her act honored the outcome of the June 23rd Brexit referendum.This act...

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Do Gender Issues Belong in a Trade Agreement?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email Do gender issues belong in a trade agreement? “Yes!”, says Canada. The updated Canada – Chile Free Trade Agreement contains a gender chapter, the first of its kind for a G-20 country. And Canada has proposed that a gender chapter also be included in re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This chapter would be modeled along the lines of the one in the Canada-Chile FTA. Why do gender issues belong in a...

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Trade Watch 2018: NAFTA Renegotiations – Part II

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email (In Part I, we explained that while Canada and Mexico seek to “modernize” NAFTA, the U.S. has said it seeks to “restructure” NAFTA.) Even as NAFTA negotiators concluded the 7th round of negotiations (March 5th in Mexico), the threat to “Kill NAFTA” resonates. Negotiators agreed on the rules for regulatory practices and sanitary physo-sanitary (SPS) – key to the agriculture sectors.  However, US proposals to...

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Trade Watch 2018: NAFTA Renegotiations

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 | 1 comment

Follow Email The threat to “Kill NAFTA” was a consistent promise of Trump as a presidential candidate. Instead, while the threat remains, on May 18, 2017 the Trump Administration announced its intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). To what end? And what is the status of NAFTA renegotiations? As of February, 2018, the three parties – Canada, Mexico, and the United States – have completed six...

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TPP by the Numbers

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Follow Email TPP – the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement was formally signed in New Zealand on February 4, 2016. TPP aims to create one regional market for goods and services from its member countries which all border the Pacific Ocean. It also establishes the rules by which the member countries will need to trade with each other. These rules, and other provisions in the agreement, have generated mixed responses – praise from...

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Coming Soon: Changes to US Food Label Requirements

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Follow Email Starting December 1, coming soon near you – changes to US food label requirements. US food labelling laws require that most foods bear nutrition labeling. Furthermore, the information must be easily read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary terms of purchase and use. In other words, the average grocery shopper should be able to easily read and understand the nutritional information provided on a can or...

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