THE TPP – DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS [A long Way Before the Final Curtain] Paper presented by me at the Canada-US Law Institute Colloquium, Washington, DC, 29 October 2015 The successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations on October 5, 2015, represented a signal achievement in international trade diplomacy, all the more significant in… Read More »
Here is an op-ed of mine published in the Globe & Mail, on line on 5 October 2015 and in the 6 October print version. You can also see it here. http://bit.ly/1MbGaqt Lawrence Herman is a principal at Herman and Associates. He practises international trade law and is a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute… Read More »
See my comments here on CTV http://on.fb.me/1QV6d8Q and here on BNN http://www.bnn.ca/Video/player.aspx?vid=720238 both of which occuured on 5 October 2015 after the TPP deal was announced in Atlanta.
Supply managed industries – such as the dairy producers – are largely centred in Eastern Canada and concern a very specific market segment. There are other parts of Canada’s agricultural industry, such as the beef, pork, grains and oilseeds, that are negatively impacted by Canada’s steadfast refusal to reduce supply-managed protectionism in international negotiations, notably… Read More »
This blog was re-printed with some additions in the Toronto Globe & Mail’s Report on Business, 5 August, 2015. To read that op-ed commentary, click here. The TPP talks in Hawaii last week – with much hoped-for anticipation – unfortunately didn’t reach agreement. The 12 countries were getting pretty close but some tricky issues remained… Read More »