Category Archives: Negotiations

NAFTA Negotiations – Alternative Ways to Settle Disputes

Here is a short piece published by the C. D. Howe Institute, 24 May 2017, suggesting some options for Canada in NAFTA negotiations if the US demands removal of the existing binational panel system (in Chapter 19) for dumping and subsidy cases. While not advocating that Canada should give in, the article suggests how State-to-State… Read More »

Canada-Europe Trade Agreement and the Walloons

There was a most unfortunate development in October 2016 preventing the European side from approving the Canada-EU trade agreement, formally known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). On 24 October, tiny Wallonia refused to allow Belgium to agree to the CETA, resulting in a cancellation of the planned treaty signature the same week… Read More »