Category Archives: Negotiations

An Illuminating (but Short) History of Canada-US Trade Relations

The threat of Mr. Trump ending the NAFTA negotiations, including the possibility of him sending a notice of US withdrawal from the treaty itself, prompts a brief but interesting review of US-Canada trade relations over the last 150 years. In may come as a surprise to learn that the US has only terminated one trade… Read More »

POST NAFTA WORLD

This op-ed piece by Lawrence L. Herman was published on-line in the Toronto Globe and Mail on 11 January 2018 and was in the print version the following day. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/the-post-nafta-world-is-starting-to-take-shape/article37572664/ Below is a copy of that article. Are we entering the post-NAFTA world? It certainly looks that way. The markets finally woke up to this Wednesday,… Read More »

NAFTA – Everyone’s Chattering

There’s no end to the advice – well-intended on not – that Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her team are getting from NAFTA experts and non-experts, far and wide. Interest and engagement over NAFTA and other trade issues amongst Canadians these days thanks to Mr. Trump is probably unprecedented. But one has feel sympathy… Read More »