Category Archives: Trade Policy


Here are some comments on the various possibilities for Canada-US trade relations as we move into 2018, overlain with the threat of Mr. Trump terminating US adherence to the NAFTA. Regarding the resurrection of the 1988 Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA), it’s true it remains suspended but not terminated as a bilateral treaty. It could… Read More »

Order and Disorder in International Trade

“You’re going to pay a very large border tax”. That’s what President-elect Trump said at his January 11 news conference (if it can be called that) about US companies that manufacture abroad, repeating statements he repeatedly made on the campaign trail. It seems fair to predict this blustering will become actual US policy post January… Read More »