Category Archives: United States

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 »

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 »

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 »