Category Archives: Trans-Pacific Trade

TPP – Drama in Five Acts

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 »

TPP and Supply Management – Western Interests

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 »

Supply Management – Begining of the End or End of the Beginning?

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 »