Category Archives: Trans-Pacific Trade

NAFTA and Beyond – Canadian Trade Strategies

As Canada enters the difficult and contentious NAFTA negotiations with the US, here are some thoughts in a Globe and Mail op-ed piece on some elements for Canada’s overall trade strategies, not forgetting either the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (which has been signed by all countries, even the US) and the World Trade Organization Agreement, where… Read More »

Wither TPP

My commentary in the 23 August 2016 edition of the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business suggests – from all the signals coming out of Washington – that the likelihood of US approval of the TPP Agreement is fading. See it here: http://bit.ly/2bM3DpD There may be a glimmer of hope but with key Congressional leaders… Read More »

House of Commons Trade Committee – TPP Presentation

Lawrence Herman appeared before the House of Commons Trade Committee, at their request, on 5 May 2016, to present testimony on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The following are notes from Mr. Herman tabled with the Committee. Lawrence L. Herman Notes for Presentation, 5 May 2016 Introduction The following are general comments on the TPPA… Read More »

TPP – Brief to the House of Commons Trade Committee

Below is a Brief filed with the Standing Committee on International Trade on its examination of the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement. HOUSE OF COMMONS STANDING COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRANS-PACIFIC TRADE AGREEMENT – WATCHING WASHINGTON LAWRENCE L. HERMAN Herman & Associates Toronto 13 April 2016 While the Standing Committee examines the intricacies of the Trans-Pacific Partnership… Read More »

Trans-Pacific Trade and Cyber Security

There’s been concern expressed in some quarters about whether the TPP Agreement will limit the ability of governments to take public safety measures, in particular, to require disclosure of encryption information for national security reasons. The discussion has been focused on provisions on Chapter 8 of the TPPA covering Technical Barriers to Trade. Some are… Read More »